After the huge success of Oscar-nominated films The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, director David O. Russell returns with Joy.
Based on the true story of Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence) — the feisty American inventor of the Miracle Mop and other household gadgets — the film features Robert De Niro as Joy's father, Bradley Cooper as a QVC shopping channel executive who recognizes her potential, Virginia Madsen as her soap-opera addicted mother, Diane Ladd as her supportive grandmother, Edgar Ramirez as the ex-husband who lives in her basement, Dascha Polanco as her loyal friend and Isabella Rossellini as the wealthy widow courted by Joy's father.
David O. Russell’s earlier credits include Spanking the Monkey (1994 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award), Flirting with Disaster, Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees. Isabella Rossellini is a writer and director in addition to her memorable performances in such films as Blue Velvet, Cousins, Fearless, Big Night and Left Luggage.
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community during the challenging winter months.
Donate between now and December 31 and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000,000 by a group of 92Y board members—going twice as far in supporting 92Y at this critical time. Thank you for anything you can do to help.