Joy… What a Pleasant Surprise

I go to the movies a lot. And sometimes, I’ve seen everything I want to see and have to pick something that just looks okay. Well, luckily for me I was delightfully surprised by the movie Joy. Not only did this film entertain me, it introduced me to the life and success of Joy Mangano, the self-made millionaire who created her own business empire.

For those who don’t know, Mangano was a divorced mother of three in the early 90s when she invented the Miracle Mop, and with it, became an overnight success. Now, take a great success story like that and combine it with Director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) and you get an inspirational film that reminds us to never give up no matter how much the world around you tries to keep you down.

So if you find yourself looking for a good, inspirational flick to watch, ignore the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and put this one on the top of your list. You won’t be disappointed.