I love living in L.A. and having the opportunity to see movie screenings now and then. I was thrilled to attend a special event hosted by the Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Collective courtesy of 20th Century Fox and 42West for the #LLBLOG Holiday Party and see a special preview of “Joy” the movie on December 12th. I am grateful for my blogging community and the wonderful friendships I have made with them. I was treated to a lovely brunch at Tanzy, received gifts from Myrka Dellanos, and saw the film at iPic Theater in Westwood. Writing a blog post wasn’t a requirement, and all opinions are my own. See my Disclosure for more details on why I share stories like this one.
One of the highlights of the event was meeting Myrka Dellanos. She was such a doll. Myrka had previewed the movie, Joy, and spoke about how it affected her and inspired her. She gifted each guest with Rejuvenation Serum from her beauty product line, My Amor.
Myrka could relate to the story of Joy Mangano, the main character in the movie, JOY, that is loosely based on her life story. Dedication and determination are themes of the film, and were the source of inspiration for Myrka when developing her product line.
JOY, the comedy-drama starring Jennifer Lawrence who plays Joy Mangano, a single mother who builds a business empire after creating the Miracle Mop is playing in theaters now.
What I enjoyed most about this film, like other David O. Russell films like Silver Linings Playbook, is that it tells the story of a real family with all of it’s quirks and flaws. I love stories about real families that have emotional and psychological issues that don’t always get along, but always love and support each other. That type of story makes my heart smile.
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR-2TiQVY-k
Release: December 25, 2015
Director: David O. Russell
Screenplay by: David O. Russell
Story by: Annie Mumolo and David O. Russell
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm, Dascha Polanco, and Bradley Cooper
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. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Elisabeth Rohm and Dascha Polanco. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.
Film Website: www.JoyMovie.com
Official Hashtag: #JoyMovie