Joy (2019)

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Intense drama about sex trafficking has lots of violence.

NR 2019 99 minutes

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Based on 2 reviews

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age 16+

Realistic & Important

My rating is "very good" but not because I was so engrossed and entertained like with most good movies. It's subject is a very real concern for many children and adults! I can't think of any other movie like it which shows us this Nigerian sex trafficking reality. It's informative and isn't dramatized so much that you don't get the clear picture. There are definite gaps here and there but there's enough to deliver the main points. Such a sad movie but also necessary!
age 14+


This is a long overdue story that needed to get out there globally. While there a a few story gaps the overall message is there and heartbreaking.

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