‘Joy’ – A Story About Drive And American Consumerism | Movie Review

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**Post I initially wrote for http://www.conversationsabouther.net/  **

[CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS]

When I went to see Joy, I had high expectations especially after the advertising campaign this film has had. However, the successful cast of Silver Linings Playbook (Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper) plus the director David O. Russell didn’t get it right this time, in my opinion.

I mean the film has some interesting ideas in it, but they are not delivered properly so this production fails in consistency. I didn’t get why Bradley Cooper got only a few lines. The story of his character could have been developed more along with Joy’s.

The things to remember after watching this film, revolve around the struggles that Joy has with her business idea, how she developed a product from scratch and the drive and ambition this character played by Jennifer Lawrence has. I mean she would do anything to succeed. Her family is messed up, but that didn’t make her stop fighting for her goals. This film is more a drama, than a comedy, in my opinion, as it rarely made any cinema goer laugh. I particularly enjoyed how American consumerism was portrayed in a shopping channel environment. Joy is out in cinemas everywhere.

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Taylor Swift-Incredible In ‘Out Of The Woods’ Music Video| Music

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What up friends? Happy New Year !  I hope this year is going to be good for you, filled with good things and I wish you to accomplish more than in 2015.

I am a huge fan of Taylor Swift (If you know me personally, then you’d know this…lol), especially of her latest album titled 1989She has a lot of great tunes on this record, her sales figures and the amount of songs that were turned into music videos supporting this- As of December 2015, 1989 has sold 5,500,000 copies just in the U.S. and the videos she released were for Shake It Off, Blank Space, Style, Bad Blood, Wildest Dreams.

The music video for Out Of The Woods was launched on 31 December 2015 and it looks amazing. In my opinion it’s her best video up to date.I really liked how in the end of the video we, the audience, can read “She lost him, but she found herself, and somehow that was everything” — this being a clear metaphor for her very public relationship history and how she transformed each conflict into her own personal victories.

Out Of The Woods is believed to be Swift’s homage to the heartbreak she experienced from her split with One Direction’s Harry Styles. She said that the hit was inspired by a relationship that felt “fragile” and “tentative” to her. Watch below the Out Of The Woods official music video.

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