This week, I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite inspirational films, which actually only came out a couple of years ago. It features the amazing Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro and is from the Director of American Hustle. I‘m not sure whether you’ll know it, but it’s called Joy and you need to watch it asap. Seriously!
Based on a true story, Joy, is a strong & independent woman who has battled through a divorce of her own as well as her parents. She lives with her children, ex-husband and parents (who can’t stand each other) in working-class New York. After cutting her hand on some glass whilst wringing out a mop, she comes up with the idea of a self-wringing mop and makes her own prototype.
I won’t give too much away, but through shear determination and bloody hard work she becomes a wealthy, successful businesswoman who certainly doesn’t take any shit.
Quote from Joy (Lawrence) in the film:
“Don’t ever think that the world owes you anything. Because it doesn’t. The world doesn’t owe you a thing”.
It’s heartbreaking, and painful to watch at times, but so so motivating and inspiring. It made me want to get up off the sofa and start a business brainstorming session!
Jennifer Lawrence with the real Joy and Bradley Cooper at the 2015 Film Premiere