New Trailer for ‘Joy’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence

Everybody’s back for David O. Russell’s latest film, Joy, following Jennifer Lawrence as Joy, and her 30-year journey becoming the matriarch of her family. Robert de Niro, Bradley Cooper, Isabella Rossellini, and Edgar Ramirez also star.

David O. Russell explains the appeal,

“It’s about emotion and about people and humanity and what is ridiculous and ordinary about them but where that becomes extraordinary and magical. That’s that place where we live.”

It looks really compelling.

It will be nice to see Lawrence in an expanded role like this. She was great in Russell’s American Hustle but didn’t get nearly enough screen time. I don’t care for Russell much as a person, but he definitely gets great stuff out of Lawrence.

One of my favorite bits of this trailer is the use of a Bee Gees song. It’s the third time Russell has used the Bee Gees in his films, “I Started a Joke” in 2010’s The Fighter, and “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” in 2013’s American Hustle.

“The Bee Gees are operatic and fun and poppy but also serious. They’re not cynical. It takes great courage to be sincere and put your heart out there. That’s what I love about them.”

Me too, bro!

Joy opens this Christmas Day.

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