The teaser trailer for David O. Russell’s next film, “Joy,” is out, and if you’re not careful you might mistaken it for a how-to guide on making a David O. Russell film. You’ve got Jennifer Lawrence playing above her actual age, Bradley Cooper making some interesting hair choices, Robert De Niro being Robert De Niro, some nice classic rock — this time a riff on the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” — on the soundtrack and zippy, whipping Martin Scorsese-light camera work. We may have reached peak David O. Russell here.
But this means Lawrence is a lock for an Oscar nomination, right? Because that’s also a main component of these films. Looking forward to another awards season with her.
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