Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. —IMDB
Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Joy, makes this movie worth seeing. Her performance is excellent, as usual, and the rest of the cast are great in their supporting roles. The story is pretty straightforward and the script is ok although it jumps around quite a bit — it is just that it feels long and rather bland apart from a few highlights. The best of these highlights is when Joy is interacting with her family. These scenes are quirky and outrageous and lots of fun. JOY is a true rags to riches story with some significance. But, ultimately, it doesn’t fulfil its potential.