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Joy (0)

Country: USA

Genres: Biography, Drama

Taglines: In America the ordinary needs the extraordinary every single day.

Director: David O. Russell

Writers: Annie Mumolo, David O. Russell

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Hayse Jack, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, ...

Joy has always been fascinated by creating things, This pursuit was always supported emotionally by her maternal grandmother, Mimi. Joy feels that lack of practical support has led to others making fortunes on ideas she came up with years ago but could not act upon manufacturing. Despite being broke, Joy is the person in her extended family to whom everyone has always turned, in the process forgoing her own life, including not having attended college to help see her parents through their divorce. She works in an unsatisfying job as an Eastern Airlines ticket clerk; and lives with her mother Terry who spends all day in bed watching soap operas; her ex-husband Tony, a less than successful aspiring Latino Tom Jones wannabe; and their two children. Added to this mix is her father Rudy, the owner of a failing heavy-duty garage, which is managed by Joy's older half-sister Peggy, with whom she has somewhat of a strained relationship, and for which Joy does the books. Sharon, Rudy's latest ...
The cab that pulls up during the funeral has a phone number with a 631 area code, which was first used in 1999.
The yacht featured in the film, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey DS, did not enter production until the late 2000s.
At the Dallas hotel, a Santander Bank is in the background. Santander started in the US in 2013, and its branches are in the northeast, not Texas.
Joy's home phone service is disconnected because she did not pay the bill on time. In the previous scene, she called QVC on the same phone.
When Robert De Niro first enters, he is wearing Ray Ban sunglasses. In a shot from behind, his glasses have clear lenses. Seconds later, he is in Ray Bans again.
QVC is said to be in Lancaster, PA, and Amish buggy drivers are shown on a winding back road. It's actually in West Chester, just outside Philadelphia.
When Joy discusses calling Hong Kong she says it was 3am in California and 3pm the following afternoon in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is only ever 15 or 16 hours ahead of California, not 36 hours ahead.
During the family discussion with the patent attorney at their home, Joy's daughter is playing with an "A" shaped bell/rattle toy that is a current toy on Amazon as part of the B. Parum Pum Pum Drum Set, available in 2016 - not available 30 years earlier
During the family discussion with the patent attorney at their home, Joy's daughter is playing with an "A" shaped bell/rattle toy that is a current toy on Amazon as part of the B. Parum Pum Pum Drum Set, available in 2016 - not available 30 years earlier
During the family discussion with the patent attorney at their home, Joy's daughter is playing with an "A" shaped bell/rattle toy that is a current toy on Amazon as part of the B. Parum Pum Pum Drum Set, available in 2016 - not available 30 years earlier
When nm0000134 first enters, he is wearing Ray Ban sunglasses. In a shot from behind, his glasses have clear lenses. Seconds later, he is in Ray Bans again.
In the scene at the California warehouse where LAPD is called, the officers are wearing leather belts/gear with a basket weave pattern. Though the basket weave pattern is prevalent in law enforcement, the Los Angeles Police Department wears leather gear w
During the family discussion with the patent attorney at their home, Joy's daughter is playing with an "A" shaped bell/rattle toy that is a current toy on Amazon as part of the B. Parum Pum Pum Drum Set, available in 2016 - not available 30 years earlier
In the scene at the California warehouse where LAPD is called, the officers are wearing leather belts/gear with a basket weave pattern. Though the basket weave pattern is prevalent in law enforcement, the Los Angeles Police Department wears leather gear w
During the family discussion with the patent attorney at their home, Joy's daughter is playing with an "A" shaped bell/rattle toy that is a current toy on Amazon as part of the B. Parum Pum Pum Drum Set, available in 2016 - not available 30 years earlier
In the scene at the California warehouse where LAPD is called, the officers are wearing leather belts/gear with a basket weave pattern. Though the basket weave pattern is prevalent in law enforcement, the Los Angeles Police Department wears leather gear w
During the family discussion with the patent attorney at their home, Joy's daughter is playing with an "A" shaped bell/rattle toy that is a current toy on Amazon as part of the B. Parum Pum Pum Drum Set, available in 2016 - not available 30 years earlier
In the scene at the California warehouse where LAPD is called, the officers are wearing leather belts/gear with a basket weave pattern. Though the basket weave pattern is prevalent in law enforcement, the Los Angeles Police Department wears leather gear w
During the family discussion with the patent attorney at their home, Joy's daughter is playing with an "A" shaped bell/rattle toy that is a current toy on Amazon as part of the B. Parum Pum Pum Drum Set, available in 2016 - not available 30 years earlier as depicted in the film.
The television cameras seen in the background at QVC weren't released until a few years after the events of the film take place. These cameras are also shown with LCD teleprompters, which weren't manufactured until the early 2000's.
In the scene at the California warehouse where LAPD is called, the officers are wearing leather belts/gear with a basket weave pattern. Though the basket weave pattern is prevalent in law enforcement, the Los Angeles Police Department wears leather gear with with a plain surface and no stamping.
Stacked on top of the TV in Terri's bedroom are VHS cassettes and cassette boxes that are much bigger than a VHS cassette. These boxes are the type used to store the large 90-minute version of Betacam SP tapes, a professional videotape format commonly used in television production and broadcasting. The equipment used to play back this kind of tape can be seen in the film when Joy takes the telephone call inside the QVC control room.
The character mispronounced Lancaster, PA, the way it is pronounced in Pennsylvania.