10 January 2016

Joy, 2015 - ★★★★

It's always nice when a film's title reviews itself. Like David O. Russell most recent film, Joy often feels like it shouldn't be working but somehow it just does. I found myself thinking that perhaps this isn't a great film but this scene is really fantastic. Then the next scene comes along and it's just as good. And then another. It's only towards the end when it should be delivering a knockout climax that it falters but recovers for the final moments. I left with a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

January 10, 2016 at 11:20PM

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