Joy (December 25)

9. Joy (December 25)

Dir. David O. Russell

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Writer/ director David O. Russell (I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings) releases his fourth film over six years (five if you count his uncredited work for Accidental Love) with a biopic following inventor/ mogul Joy Mangano in Joy. Russell’s go-to muse Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, X-Men: Days of Future Past) stars as Mangano to mark her third collaboration in four years with the filmmaker. Look for this duo to factor heavily into the Oscar race yet again. The plot spans four generations of her family with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Isabella Rossellini, Virginia Madsen, and Édgar Ramírez co-starring.

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