Joy Movie

Joy movie poster

Who's Involved:

Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, John Fox, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, David O. Russell, John Davis, Virginia Madsen, Elisabeth Rohm, Dascha Polanco, Isabella Rossellini, Annie Mumolo, Diane Ladd, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Ken Mok

Release Date:

Friday, December 25, 2015 (Nationwide)

brief strong language

Runtime: 2 hrs, 4 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Joy is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. 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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Who stars in Joy: Cast List

... Joy Mangano

"Red Sparrow" , "House at the End of the Street"  

"Nightmare Alley" , "Case 39"  

"Gucci" , "The War with Grandpa"  

... Peggy

"Bombshell" , "Starbright"  

"American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story" , "The Devil's Light"  

"In the Heights" , "Gimme Shelter"  

"Yes Day" , "Jungle Cruise"  

"The Incredibles 2" , "Vita & Virginia"  

"The Last Full Measure" , "Amerigeddon"  

... Toussaint

"Phat Girlz" , "The Lion Inside"  

Who's making Joy: Crew List

A look at the Joy behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director David O. Russell last directed American Hustle and The Silver Linings Playbook. The film's writer Annie Mumolo last wrote Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar and Bridesmaids.


Annie Mumolo


John Davis
John Fox
Ken Mok

Production: What we know about Joy?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the true story.

Filming Timeline

  1. December 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. May 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. March 2015: The film was in Production status.
  4. June 2014: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. October 2012: The film was in Development status.
  6. Fox 2000 has closed a deal to tell the life story of Joy Mangano. Annie Mumolo, who along with Kristen Wiig was Oscar nominated for writing Bridesmaids, will pen the script.

  7. October 2012: The film was in Announced status.

Joy Release Date: When was the film released?

Joy was released in 2015 on Friday, December 25, 2015 (Nationwide release). There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Concussion, Point Break and Daddy’s Home.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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