‘Joy’ TV Spots: Jennifer Lawrence Wants to Change All of Our Lives
This Christmas brings us the third collaboration between Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell, and it’s quite possible that Joy will result in Lawrence’s third Oscar nomination for her work with the director. These two TV spots offer a little new footage from the upcoming semi-biographical drama, and show off what looks like another awards-worthy performance from Lawrence.
Titled “Chance” and “Success,” the new, tightly-edited previews for Joy are narrated by Lawrence’s titular protagonist, based in part on the life of Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop. Lawrence’s fictionalized version of the real-life entrepreneur is a single mother struggling with thousands of dollars in debt and living with her squabbling parents, but she has guts, ambition, and a dream to change the lives of everyone.
Like American Hustle, which earned Lawrence the Oscar for Best Actress, David O. Russell’s latest also appears to bear some obvious influence from Martin Scorsese — Diet Scorsese, maybe. But Lawrence’s performances have been the strongest part of her films with Russell, and in a recent interview with EW, the actress said that she and Russell “will never, ever, ever, ever not do movies together,” so don’t be surprised when he announces another project — or three — with Lawrence in the near future. Clearly they work well for each other.