Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Oscar Watch: Joy Trailer #2

Hello, Bloggers, welcome to another episodeof my Oscar Watch where I discuss trailers for upcoming Oscar contenders. For this episode, I will delve into the latest trailer for Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence.


When I saw the teaser, I had gotten vibes of American Hustle meets Erin Brockovich. Now after watching the full length trailer, I have vibes of Goodfellas meets Erin Brockovich because of the old music and how it is structured like a Scorsese pic. Now that I think about it, I worry that director David O. Russell is trying too hard to be like Scorsese. Not the best sign for this film. I think it looks great but I don't want to see DOR copy Scorsese.

Another thing about this trailer that has me off guard is oddly enough Jennifer Lawrence's performance. I feel that her line delivery was a little off at times like the big "don't talk about business" monologue at the end. It's as if she was thinking "I have..to sound...like I'm in power." I also think it is distracting how she seems like a young girl playing dress up. Sure, she has been cast as older women before in her previous films with David O. Russell, but it's becoming too much. However, there were two names that really stood out. One is Robert De Niro who looks like he is continuing to prove that he is still got it. Also, Isabella Rossellini looks amazing here. I especially loved her "gun" monologue. I think if any of the supporting ladies will get nominated at the Oscars, it'll be Rossellini because the trailer seems to put more emphasis on her.

Overall, I think the trailer has some promise. Despite some problems I have with Jennifer Lawrence and how it seems like a Scorsese clone, I may check it out in theaters. What do you guys think? Do you think it looks like an awards player? Please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!