She calls out Frances, the busybody fellow soccer mom who asks her to pray for another mother suffering from an illness. ” Sam skeptically wonders.) She criticizes Phil for rambling on and on while ignoring cues from others.At a restaurant, she really goes to town on Max for texting and not engaging with her (“Mom, I’m in a group chat.He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Joy feels that lack of practical support has led to others making fortunes on ideas she came up with years ago but could not act upon manufacturing.
"Joy" is one of the most disappointing films of the year (if not the most).
The great cast with names such as Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen and Isabella Rossellini gives the sensation to the viewer that "Joy" might be a great film.
(Admittedly, it’s not necessarily helpful for Phil to start shouting that information during a dog walk.) And when it comes to Max, Sam definitely doesn’t sense the anxiety that’s dominating her daughter’s mental and emotional state, not until that get-together with a bunch of Sam’s friends where Max finally shares her feelings.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do with my life,” she begins. That casual living-room conversation — a group chat IRL — is the centerpiece of this episode.