Joy has always been fascinated by creating things, This pursuit was always supported emotionally by her maternal grandmother, Mimi. 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. Despite being broke, Joy is the person in her extended family to whom everyone has always turned, in the process forgoing her own life, including not having attended college to help see her parents through their divorce. She works in an unsatisfying job as an Eastern Airlines ticket clerk; and lives with her mother Terry who spends all day in bed watching soap operas; her ex-husband Tony, a less than successful aspiring Latino Tom Jones wannabe; and their two children. Added to this mix is her father Rudy, the owner of a failing heavy-duty garage, which is managed by Joy’s older half-sister Peggy, with whom she has somewhat of a strained relationship, and for which Joy does the books. Sharon, Rudy’s latest …
User Reviews: This movie isn’t about a mop.
Nor is it about feminism.
Nor is it about the QVC channel.
The movie is about not giving up, and trying to realize one’s potential.
I noticed that most of the reviews weren’t about the movie, they were personal attacks aimed at the director.
For those who say, "The movie has no plot." Biographies aren’t plot driven like fiction films. They tell stories of events that actually happened. And yes Hollywood dramatizes those events.
The reviews on IMDb should convince you not how bad this movie, but how angry people get when they are stuck with a low IQ.