Matthew McConaughey, who plays the lead, in this film, was a real pin-up boy not so many years back. Perhaps the best thing in this rather dull film is McConaughey’s look: he allows himself to appear with a partly bald head and greasy straggly hair and a paunch.
The 1991 film Point Break, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was so special that the whole movie and especially the performances of Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze remain in our memory. The remake, this time directed by Ericson Core, is a big disappointment.
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.