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I really liked Joy. It’s a comedy, of sorts, but what I loved most was its personal feel. Human, I guess you could say. Although the film is about Joy Mangano, I felt like it was relatable for most. Everyone has dreams – you’d be lying if you say you didn’t – and everyone faces numerous obstacles to achieve those dreams. You may get told no, or people may betray you. It’s how you deal with adversity that makes you successful. I actually wrote about this in a post some time ago and that’s one of the main points of emphasis with this film. Beyond the message, Lawrence was superb as always and there were similarly great performances from Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and others. As typical with a David O. Russell film, Joy does jump around from storyline to storyline within its main plot, but I have to say it was my favorite film of his yet.