Joy (2015)

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  • IMDb page: Joy (2015)
  • Genre: Biography | Comedy | Drama
  • Release Date: 25 December 2015 (USA)
  • Filming Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Director: David O. Russell
  • Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper | See full cast and crew »

Writing Credits By:

  • David O. Russell (screenplay)
  • Annie Mumolo (story) and
  • David O. Russell (story)

Known Trivia

  • Joy Mangano first developed the Miracle Mop in 1990, the same year actress Jennifer Lawrence was born. 52 of 56 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The fourth collaboration between Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. They previously starred together in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), and Serena (2014). 106 of 125 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Under David O. Russell’s direction, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence have all been nominated for Academy Awards. Lawrence won for Silver Linings Playbook. 59 of 75 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This is Jennifer Lawrence third film collaboration with David O. Russell. They previously worked together on Silver Linings Playbook (2012) & American Hustle (2013). 59 of 79 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The scene where Joy tries out the rifle was originally intended to be test footage. As such, it was filmed entirely on iPhone. David O. Russel liked the scene so much that he gave it to the editor and asked him to consider including it in the film. The scene made it to the final cut of the film, and part of it is included in the trailer. 10 of 11 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Filming took place in Boston, Massachusetts. David O. Russell’s previous film, American Hustle, was filmed in various locations around the state notably Worcester. 17 of 26 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Elisabeth Röhm was cast as Jennifer Lawrence’s sister, making this the second collaboration between her, Jennifer, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro under David O. Russell’s direction. 24 of 39 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Marks the 4th film Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro have starred in together. Previously, they collaborated on “Limitless” (2011), “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012), and “American Hustle” (2013). 6 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Some scenes were shot in Haverhill, MA. 8 of 16 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

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. Full summary » |  »

Story: JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love. Written by20th Century Fox

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Produced By:

  • Matthew Budman known as executive producer
  • John Davis known as producer
  • Megan Ellison known as producer
  • John Fox known as executive producer
  • Jonathan Gordon known as producer
  • Mary McLaglen known as executive producer
  • Ken Mok known as producer
  • George Parra known as executive producer
  • Ethan Smith known as executive producer
  • Michele Ziegler known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Jennifer Lawrence known as Joy
  • Robert De Niro known as Rudy
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Elisabeth Röhm known as Peggy
  • Dascha Polanco known as Jackie
  • Isabella Rossellini
  • Virginia Madsen known as Carrie
  • Édgar Ramírez known as Tony Miranne
  • Jimmy Jean-Louis known as Toussaint
  • Drena De Niro known as Cindy
  • Erica McDermott
  • Diane Ladd known as Mimi
  • Donna Mills
  • Madison Wolfe known as Young Peggy
  • John Enos III
  • Isabella Crovetti-Cramp known as Young Joy
  • Chaunty Spillane known as High School Party Goer
  • Allie Marshall known as Banquet Guest
  • Bates Wilder known as Todd, QVC Spokes Model
  • Shawn Contois known as QVC Stage Hand
  • Ken Cheeseman known as Gerhardt
  • Thomas Matthews known as Costume Designer
  • Melissa McMeekin
  • Susan Garibotto known as Wedding Guest
  • Aundrea Gadsby known as Christie
  • Lexie Roth known as QVC Model
  • Lin Hultgren known as Funeral Attendee
  • Kate Jurdi known as Dancer
  • Amanda Blattner known as QVC Secretary
  • Jeffrey Corazzini known as Wedding Guest
  • Arthur Hiou known as Vintage Car Driver
  • J.P. Valenti known as Factory Worker
  • Paul Held known as Banquet Attendee
  • Patsy Meck
  • Alexander Cook known as Bartholomew
  • Dora Sexton known as Dallas Pedestrian
  • Taixa Lenid known as K-mart Customer
  • Kristen Annese known as Dancer
  • Gia Gadsby known as Christie
  • Steven Dougherty known as Dallas Pedestrian / Cowboy
  • Ariana DeFusco known as Staten Island Girl
  • Derek Pratt known as Production Assistant
  • Damien Di Paola known as Marv Brickman
  • Edmund Resendes known as QVC Assistant
  • Frankie Imbergamo known as Banquet Guest
  • Carla Antonino known as Kmart Shopper
  • Gwen Kosak known as Banquet Guest
  • George J. Vezina known as Dallas Xmas Tree Salesman
  • Patrick Pitu
  • Patrick Languzzi known as Funeral Guest
  • Tanja Melendez Lynch known as Wedding Guest
  • Guy Cooper known as Junk Yard Shooter
  • Steven DeMarco known as Angela's Brother #2
  • Richard Pacheco known as Banquet Guest
  • William Galatis known as Dallas Businessman
  • Maria Green known as Factory worker
  • Leonel Severino known as Husband
  • Lino Tanaka known as Airport Customer
  • Taber Cross known as Beatrice
  • Jeremiah Kissel known as Boardroom Rep #1
  • Edgar Damatian known as Student At Party
  • Tom Kilgallen known as QVC Production
  • Paul Taft known as K-Mart Customer
  • Dale Place known as Boardroom Rep #2
  • Amanda Zocco known as Staten Island Girl
  • Eliana Adise known as Teen Christie
  • Brooke Peasley known as Christie Age 3
  • Tom Carrigan known as QVC Employee
  • Alexandre Dornback known as QVC Call Taker
  • Zeke Elizondo known as Tommy
  • John J. Burke known as Banquet attendee
  • Tomas Elizondo known as Tommy
  • Adrian M. Mompoint known as Student at Party
  • Mary Koomjian known as Mrs. Rivera
  • Pedro Sabino known as Tino
  • Gary Zahakos known as Divorce Mediator
  • Hashim Lafond known as Student at Party
  • Michele Egerton known as K-Mart Woman #4
  • Tom Granger known as Airport Customer
  • Christopher Coulouras known as Kmart Customer
  • Melissa Nussbaum Freeman known as Featured Extra
  • Lauren Laperriere known as Staten Island Girl
  • Meera Moran known as Banquet Guest
  • Jeff Bellin known as QVC Attorney #1
  • Michael Landry known as Peggy's Cab Driver
  • Johnnie McQuarley known as Andre
  • Grace Gallant known as Groupie
  • John Quincy Hunt known as QVC Staff
  • Gloria Straube known as Mop Maker
  • Mitchell Rosenwald known as Boardroom Rep #3
  • Marcela Jaramillo known as Eucaria
  • Emily Nunez known as Young Jackie
  • David S. Bookbinder known as K-Mart Shopper (uncredited)
  • Van Brockmann known as Banquet Guest (uncredited)
  • Angel Connell known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Victor Franko known as Dallas Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • London Hall known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Stew Replogle known as QVC Employee (uncredited)
  • Alan Resnic known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Rocky Rodriques known as Background Actor (uncredited)
  • Nicole Sarmiento known as Background Child Singer (uncredited)
  • Karen Valovcin known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)

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  • Carla Antonino known as makeup artist
  • Kristen Barry known as stylist/colourist
  • Aurora Bergere known as key makeup artist
  • Stacey Butterworth known as wig maker: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Patricia Grande known as key hair stylist
  • Raul Hernandez known as hair stylist
  • Lori McCoy-Bell known as hair desginer and hair department head
  • Evelyne Noraz known as makeup department head
  • Tijen Osman known as Assistant Department Head Hair
  • Björn Rehbein known as key makeup artist
  • Jennifer Traub known as makeup artist
  • Carla White known as makeup artist: Robert DeNiro

Art Department:

  • Jason Allard known as construction gangboss
  • I. Javier Ameijeiras known as illustrator
  • Christopher Analoro known as set dresser
  • Graves Bates known as set dresser
  • Nick Bellofatto known as carpenter
  • Sophie Carlhian known as buyer
  • Mickey Carter known as set dresser
  • Frank G. Cavarretta known as construction
  • Kim Codner-Nelson known as painter
  • Donnchadh Condon known as carpenter
  • Melissa Cooperman known as set decoration buyer
  • Susan Cosgrove known as construction assistant
  • Daniel J. Courchaine known as charge scenic artist
  • Mary Fellows known as set dec buyer
  • Brian Fry known as greensman
  • Julian Gallo known as construction buyer
  • Paul W. Gorfine known as scenic artist
  • Joy known as set dresser
  • Tony Kress known as set decorator assistant
  • Alexander Linde known as art department assistant
  • Nathan Longest known as props
  • Evan Maddalena known as art department assistant
  • Vinny Mazzarella known as property master
  • Jeffrey D. McDonald known as assistant art director
  • Ryan McPeake known as construction medic
  • Alix Metros known as set dec buyer
  • Lauren Mooney known as props
  • Jonathan Mosca known as assistant art director
  • Theo Orfanos known as greensman
  • Scott T. Pina known as construction coordinator
  • Sharon Potts known as assistant property master
  • John Pungitore known as set dresser
  • Michal Rebibo known as construction buyer
  • Dawn Marie Richard known as set dresser
  • David Rickson known as scenic artist
  • Peter Rippe known as tool foreman
  • Adam Roffman known as on set dresser
  • Christopher Sawtelle known as set dresser
  • Richard Sepulveda known as set dresser
  • Marissa Sher known as graphic artist
  • Carl Sprague known as assistant art director
  • Chris Sullivan known as art department coordinator
  • Christine Tobin known as food stylist
  • Cammeron Truesdale known as painter
  • Tricia Turczynski known as set dresser
  • Cleo Wang known as set dec shop foreman
  • Rose Westerman known as set dec assistant
  • Peter Wilcox known as general foreman


Production Companies:

  • Annapurna Pictures
  • Davis Entertainment

Other Companies:

  • Camtec Motion Picture Camera Rentals  camera equipment provided by
  • Cinema Mechanics  grip and lighting equipment
  • Cineverse  Car Process
  • Hurwitz Creative  Electronic Press Kit
  • Transportation Resources  Transportation Equipment

Additional Details


  • 20th Century Fox Netherlands (2016) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros.)
  • 20th Century Fox (2016) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2016) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Big Picture 2 Films (2016) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Fox 2000 Pictures (????) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2015) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2016) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)

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Special Effects:

  • Direct Dimensions (DDI) (3D scanning)
  • Mammal Studios (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Travis Baumann known as Visual Effects In House Artist
  • Mathias Frodin known as inhouse digital compositor
  • Bill Gilman known as inhouse digital compositor
  • Hannah Macklin known as data wrangler
  • Jamison McCord known as compositor
  • Jody Rogers known as visual effects editor
  • Dan Schrecker known as vfx supervisor: Psyop
  • Glenn Woodburn known as cyber scanning: Direct Dimensions


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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