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Jennifer Lawrence as Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano is the heart and soul of the movie, holding things together the same way her character handles members of her dysfunctional family.

Jennifer Lawrence a Joy to watch as real-life firecracker

Jan 8, 2016 5:50 AM

DAVID O Russell must have a thing for underdogs (and Jennifer Lawrence/Bradley Cooper, but more on that later); he can't seem to stop making films about them.

From The Fighter (2010) to Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Hustle (2013), he's turned everyday folks into heroes on