Down on her hands and knees scrubbing at the stain while Trudy, Rudy, and other family members blithely banter and ignore her efforts, Joy gashes her hands by — for some insane reason — hand-wringing a glass-shard-filled mop.In that moment, she's a cross between Cinderella cleaning up after her spoiled sisters, and every infomercial actor at their wit's end over the difficulty of simple household tasks.As an adult, she lives in a disintegrating house with her two small children, her ex-husband Tony (Edgar Ramírez), her mother Carrie (Virginia Madsen), and her grandmother / narrator Mimi.
The humiliations and setbacks pile up, and Trudy, Rudy, and especially Joy's monstrous half-sister Peggy (Elisabeth Röhm) are constantly on hand to dismiss any victories.
By the end of the first act, Joy isn't a Cinderella story so much as "The Little Red Hen," with Joy doing all the work, and everyone standing by to gobble up anything she produces.
I adore this man and he does not deserve this tabloid malarkey.
This movie is going great and I'm having a blast making it!
Also regarding TMZ's report about über-producer Harvey Weinsteinmaking an unannounced visit to the set on Tuesday but being asked to leave for fear so that his presence wouldn't be a distraction, a rep for Weinstein tells E! Everyone from the cast and crew knew he was coming to see Jennifer Lawrence.
When people describe a narrative as a "Cinderella story," they usually mean it's about a character, probably a woman, who emerges from humble or troubled beginnings into a much happier life. Russell's new Joy, about the life of entrepreneur Joy Mangano, meets that description.But Cinderella stories are also named after a fairy tale, and Joy, too, is a simplified, broad-strokes fable in which virtually everyone but the protagonist is exaggeratedly evil. In Russell's script, Mangano is a paper saint surrounded by clawing imbeciles who undermine her at every turn. Jennifer Lawrence plays Mangano as a suffering young woman buoyed by big ideas.Through flashbacks, fulsomely narrated by Joy's grandmother Mimi (Diane Ladd), we learn that young Joy was an inventive child, "one of those people who rejoiced in making things." But she was also selfless and obedient enough to abandon her hopes of college and stay home to help support her parents after a contentious divorce.Joy lives in a constant state of chaos and desperation, even before her father Rudy (Robert De Niro) demands to move in because he's breaking up with his girlfriend.He and Carrie quickly reignite their old arguments, and the furniture-smashing begins."When people see this clip, particularly if you're not in the film business, they'd think, 'This guy's insane! Things happen when you're in this machine that's been rolling along for several months."Russell has gotten a lot of his old gang back together for , including Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.