can we talk about how bad and mismarketed this movie was?
It's literally about this person and her "invention".
I actually liked the first 2/3rds a lot. It was a lot like Silver Linings Playbook: Great actors playing dysfunctional trash with some quirky little touches thrown in like the guys shooting at the auto yard or that her ex-husband lives in the basement. Then they just did nothing with it after she got famous. The conflict with cowboy hat dude felt like such an afterthought as if O. Russell was under deadline. Still, after the two duds of SLP and AH this was a welcome outing.
I saw the film and I'm still not sure what it is about.
I mean, it's all over the place in terms of theme. First half is all about disfunctional families and relationships, then it turns to a story about the rough way to financial success in the business world.
Also all characters are cardboard stereotypes, except for Joy who only has a brief moment of interesting character development in the last 15 minutes.
It's painfully obvious that they tried so hard to make it interesting, with the unnessecary soap opera dream sequence bullshit, the 'comic relief' mother falling in love with the plumber, and that gun shooting
the shotgun scene is used quite a lot in marketing though
I haven't really been seeking out info on the film. I've seen the trailer, or it's been on while I'm in the room, but I don't recall the shotgun in any scene I saw.
But I imagine it would be used a lot, it makes the film look more interesting then it probably is.
I'm not your friend, autismo. She has a face that resembles a potato.
Don't forget about Serena and the latest Hunger Games (lowest-grossing in the franchise).
Nah, never been a fan of J-Law. Have fun obsessing over your waifu's toenails, though, you socially retarded smegma-licker.
That's great. Appreciate the input. You can fuck off now. Go jerk off to trannies while muttering, "Muh sekrit club." It'll make up for all the years you've been seen as a leper in the real world.
>along with DiCario and Brad Pitt
Both holdovers from the last generation of movie stars. I'm not sure you could even call Pitt a "draw" anymore, he's spent most of the past decade producing and using his clout to get movies he likes made by starring in them
>Joy is a triumph!
>Joy is the best picture of the year!
>a movie about a mop
Why did you put invention in quotes? It's an invention, what have YOU done with your life? Being anti SJW is all fine, but it shouldn't make you blind or aggressive towards female achievements.
Every generation will have Tom Cruise. The man sold his soul so Xenu would save his body.
Thanks, famigo. If only a sizable population of /tv/ inhabitants had an EQ outside the range of an especially grumpy anteater.
>>Joy is a triumph!
THIS CLICHE BULLSHIT LINE, SO LAUGHABLE, USED BY SHILLS TO DESCRIBE EVERY PIECE OF GARBAGE PANDERFEST FLICK EVER MADE
WHO HAS THE CYNICAL GALL TO EVEN WRITE SHIT LIKE THAT, GOTTA GET PAID WELL FOR THAT KIND OF DICKRIDING
this board is bad enough as it is with the /pol/ and reddit migrations you dick
just got back from seeing this. i actually thought it was great, but I also haven't seen silver linings playbook which people can't help but bring up when criticizing joy.
i get that it's a really dumb story when you stop to think about it, but there's nothing wrong about making the mundane dramatic. that's kinda what real life is.
explain. I don't plan on watching it ever. I'm glad this team finally made a dud. Their style worked for silver linings, but you could see how shit it could get in hustle and I guess this movie showed its full potential.
I haven't seen it, but I imagine it's akin to Crimson Peak: marketed as a gothic horror with romantic elements when it's really a gothic romance with horror elements.
Similarly, the trailers for Joy made it seem as if the protagonist is a feminist's dream, when really, reviews indicate the story is largely mundane. Feminists will probably still enjoy seeing the self-realization of the protagonist, though.
When me and the wife went to see Spectre, the trailer for this showed, and the bit where she does the sooper serius bit of ACTING with something about 'muh family', about half of the theatre groaned, laughed or just sighed and said 'jesus'.
So horribly cringeworthy, the whole trailer was just JLAW: DOING THE ACTING and not a single person in there gave a fuck. People are getting tired of her constant mugging to the camera yawning out her monotone lines.
I think they marketed it the way they did intentionally, as a kind of ambiguous thriller-type movie, so people wouldn't know it was about some housewife and her idea for a mop, and would see it for jennifer lawrence
I don't know why people got/get hot and bothered by JLaw. She always struck me as that annoying girl in high school that no one really liked but was just attractive enough to secure the requisite attention from populist driven teens. And I think her face is weird.
I was suckered into seeing this with my family because the top three movies we wanted were sold out and they didn't buy tickets ahead of time.
I would literally have rather seen Concussion than this.
I've seen that picture with a shotgun on /tv/ a few times and that was literally the only information I had on that movie until coming to this thread and I too was under the impression that it's som sort of revenge movie or whatever. So there you have it.