Joy Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, December 25, 2015 Nationwide

brief strong language
Runtime: 2 hrs, 4 m
Language: English

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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

No Hard Feelings, Causeway  

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special  

Armageddon Time, Savage Salvation  

... Peggy

The Runner, American Hustle  

Prey for the Devil, American Underdog  

Samaritan, Gimme Shelter  

The 355, Jungle Cruise  

The Incredibles 2, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On  

Gigi & Nate, Sophie and the Rising Sun  

... Toussaint

Detective Knight: Rogue, 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 Amsterdam and American Hustle. The film's writer Annie Mumolo last wrote Clifford the Big Red Dog and Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.


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. 2015 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2015 - May: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2015 - March: The film was set to Production  status.
  4. 2014 - June: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  5. 2012 - October: The film was set to Development  status.

    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.

  6. 2012 - October: The film was set to Announced  status.

Joy Release Date: When was the film released?

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

Joy DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Joy was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 .

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