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Joy Movie Quotes

Joy movie quotes tell the story of one woman who, despite her lackluster family, builds her own business empire. The biographical comedy-drama was written and directed by David O. Russell, using a story he co-created with Annie Mumolo. Reuniting the team that created Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, Joy opened in theaters on December 25, 2015.

In Joy, the title character, Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence), was always close with her family, even putting off attending a fancy Boston college to stay home with her divorcing parents, Rudy (Robert De Niro) and Terry (Virginia Madsen). She remained close with her folks even after her failed marriage to Tony (Edgar Ramirez), living in a home with her mother, father, ex-husband and daughter, Christie.

But Joy always wanted more with her life. She yearned for success, breaking out of the cycle that left her family members poor and unhappy. She also had an idea to get her there. With the help of a home shopping television network executive (Bradley Cooper), a little financing from her father's girlfriend (Isabella Rossellini) and her own hard work and persistence, Joy finds her own path, her own success and her own joy.

Joy joined theaters in time for Christmas 2015 alongside the likes of The Hateful Eight, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Sisters, and Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip.
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    The Only Thing You're Gonna Have is What You Make

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    Joy: As you grow up and you come into the world that has all sorts of things in it, money, crime, betrayal, you realize that the only thing you're gonna have is what you make.

    Joy has the determination, drive and persistence to make her own success in life. She knows that no one will do it for her, that she needs to make her own happiness.
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    Listen to Me

    Joy: Listen to me. Never speak... on my behalf... about my business... again.

    In a tense moment speaking to her sister, Peggy, and father, Rudy, Joy gives her family members some stern instructions. She doesn't want them representing her as her drive to build this business has been fueled by not wanting her life to be like theirs.
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    Ordinary Meets Extraordinary Every Single Day

    Neil: I believe the ordinary meets the extraordinary every single day.
    Joy: I have real ambitions and real ideas.

    When Joy and Neil meet, it seems like a fantastic partnership. She has an ambitious idea and he, head of a popular home shopping television network, can make her dreams come true.
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    I Don't Want to End Up Like My Family

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    Joy: I don't want to end up like my family. I have to do things myself once and for all.

    Joy knows that her family members live lives that she does not want for herself. She also knows that she needs to break out of that cycle to make her own path.
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