We saw a movie trailer tonight for “Joy,” the new film about HSN Queen of Invention Joy Mangano, which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
The film by famed director David Russell, titled “Joy,” is due out at Christmas. By watching the trailer, you wouldn’t have any idea what the flick is about.
It starts out showing Lawrence, i.e. Mangano, as a kid being told she will grow up and get everything she wants — including a husband and children. Then there are shots of Cooper and Robert De Niro.
The final scene of the trailer depicts Lawrence firing a gun, what looks like a rifle.
There is no hint about who “Joy” is, or her connection to home shopping, that we could see in the brief vignette.
Our take was that the audience was perplexed. We found ourselves wanting to stand up in the theater and yell out, “This movie is about Joy Mangano, who invented Huggable Hangers and sells them on HSN.”
BTW, we went to see “Trainwreck” with Amy Schumer, and recommend it. But it’s not for prudes or kiddies.