Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Inspiring but uneven drama about Miracle Mop inventor.

PG-13 2015 124 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 13+

Joy turns the movie to a quiet and more subtle approach

Joy is a good movie, but can get quite boring while watching the movie, and the movie does turn into a more quiet approach. As many people have noted, the script is quite uneven, and is quite difficult to recount the storyline. Joy is also relatively forgettable after watching, and is not recommended for young viewers as the storyline is very complex, and might end up bored. On a good note, Joy does express different emotions. It will make you cry and laugh, and is also very inspiration at times. Good to watch on a quiet, winter day. PG-13 rating is conflicting but suitable.

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age 16+

Wonderfully inspiring film

I watched this film with my 18 year old daughter and really found it inspiring. Against all odds she made things work for herself. I think it's a wonderful character film to show that you have to keep on trying, and be nice about it, even when things get tough. The performances are top notch.

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