Film Review #5

Hey guys!

Welcome to the 5th edition of my film review series! Today I want to talk about Joy:

Joy is a biographical comedy-drama film which tells the story of Joy Mongano who comes from a humble background and an a little bit difficult familial situation working hard on what she believes in and taking huge risks but in the end gaining lots of success. That's it in a nutshell, I would say.

It's not one of those films which I like a lot because it contains a nice romance or because it breaks down prejudices of any kind or because justice wins in the end. Instead I like it a lot because it shows that a person regardless of his or her social background or (and very importantly for me gender!) can become successful if they follow their instincts, trust their vision and have the support of others who believe in them.
My favourite scene is when she meets the man in the hotel room (I don't want to give too much away here, it's a very important scene) because it shows how much her confidence has grown from having the idea of her invention to where she is that day and that she is much more clever and competent than certain people thought of her.

Essentially, I think this film, which puts feminism into the spotlight, has a very impowering moral for all women and is an inspiring example of the potential of self-trust and the importance of believing in your vision even if many others don't see what you see, especially because it's a biography.

Concluding, I can say that Jennifer Lawrence once again did an amazing job at representing a strong woman and expressing the emotional and entrepreneurial journey from the bottom to the top and everything in between which I can support by her Oscar nomination for Best Leading Actress in February ;)


  1. A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy's inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.


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