I’ll Buy the Mop, but I Won’t Watch the Film (Again): A Review of JOY

The title of David O.Russell’s latest film not only introduces the main character, Joy Mangano, played by Jennifer Lawrence, but also tells us something about the mood theatergoers are supposed to feel once the credits roll. And indeed, I wanted to feel some sort of joyful and kick ass moment after two hours of tedious female-bashing, but all I felt was a deep appreciation for the star of the show, the Miracle Mop.

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I’ll Buy the Mop, but I Won’t Watch the Film (Again): A Review of JOY