One bright idea after another.

Overall B

A single mom's struggles to become finically independent because of family challenges and poor business advice. This movie is based on the life of inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

Why is Joy rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Joy PG-13 for brief strong language.

Run Time: 124 minutes

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Why is Joy rated PG-13? Joy is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for brief strong language.

Violence: Characters in a Soap Opera talk about inheritance issues and consider murder. People shoot targets at a gun range, and one character does so to relieve stress and frustration. Police intervene when a character tries to sell a product without a license and when one is accused of trespassing. A woman is put in jail. Family domestic issues include arguments, bullying, undermining one another, taking advantage of each other, and destroying property when angry. Legal issues occur including fraud and bankruptcy. A corpse is briefly seen. A character cleaning up broken glass ends up with bloody cuts on her hands.

Sexual Content: Mild sexual references are heard. Characters embrace and kiss. A man uses a dating service to find a girlfriend.

Language: The script includes a strong sexual expletive, mild profanity and terms of deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink alcohol in social settings and to relieve stress. A man is accused of having a hangover. A healthy woman is given cough syrup to help her sleep.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
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News About "Joy"

Cast and Crew

Joy is directed by David O. Russell and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Édgar Ramírez.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Joy movie is May 3, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Joy
Release Date: 3 May 2016
Joy releases to home video (Blu-ray, Digital HD) with the following extras:
- Joy, Strength and Perseverance
- Times Talk with Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell and Maureen Dowd
- Gallery

Related home video titles:

A single dad makes great personal sacrifices in to provide for his son in The Pursuit of Happyness. Another inventor has to fight to get credit for his bright idea in Flash of Genius

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