Joy Movie Cover

Joy

PG-13, 2015, 20th Century Fox

Director:

David O. Russell

Starring:

Jennifer Lawrence, Robert de Niro, Elizabeth Röhm, Edgar Ramirez, Virginia Madsen, Bradley Cooper, Dascha Polanco

Plot:

Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

1

I'm returning him

Themes: Divorce, Father-Daughter, Quarreling

2

Parking lot sales

Themes: Business, Evangelism, Manipulation

3

Woman refuses to be something she's not for TV

Themes: Appearances, Being Yourself, Conformity, Outward Appearance, Pleasing Others

4

Girl's fairytales exclude Prince Charming

Themes: Calling, Marriage, Self-Reliance, Romance, Singles

5

Parents' divorce feels like death to young girl

Themes: Children, Divorce, Loss, Raising Children

6

Father tries to talk bride out of marriage

Themes: Empty Nest, Father-Daughter, Father's Love, Growing Up, Support, Fatherhood

7

Valedictorian told her achievements are disappointing

Themes: Achievement, Identity in Christ, Pleasing Others, Self-Image, Self-Worth, Potential, Success

8

Woman believes you must be ruthless in business

Themes: Business, Greed, Money

9

Tens of thousands respond to televised sales pitch

Themes: Covet, Desires, Materialism, Needs, Greed

10

Woman watches over loved ones from grave

Themes: Afterlife, Death, Heaven and Hell, Eternity

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