After a rousing first test screening and a secret one last night of a drastically different cut (and with dismal results), the full-length trailer for the highly anticipated Christmas release ” is here. Once again employing a 1960s era song (the first trailer used a choral version of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” this new one features The Ronettes’ “Walking in the Rain” and The Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody”) As we gathered from the screenings, the film looks to be quite a hearty mix of drama (melo and otherwise), crime, thriller, comedy and kitchen sink. David O. Russell has built a career on films that ride tonal waves of nearly all of these elements before but with Joy he could either be reaching his greatest height or his steepest fall.
Robert De Niro seems to have some juicy material here and Isabella Rossellini really shines with a character that seems dark and treacherous. Not enough of Diane Ladd, our high hopes (and rankings) for a Best Supporting Actress nomination might need to some tinkering. But really, this is Jennifer Lawrence’s show. I’ve never been a huge fan of most of her work, personally, but I really dug her here. That last scene in the trailer was a doozy.
“Never speak, on my behalf…about my business, again.”
Here’s the trailer: