films seen
9
average score
2.83*
nationality
USA - 63 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Solid pieces

Silver Linings Playbook

by David O. Russell
2012 / 122m - USA
Comedy, Drama, Romance
3.5*/5.0*
Silver Linings Playbook poster

Three Kings

by David O. Russell
1999 / 114m - USA
Action, War
3.5*/5.0*
Three Kings poster

The inoffensive

Joy

by David O. Russell
2015 / 124m - USA
Drama
3.0*/5.0*
Joy poster

A pretty typical Russell film, especially with Lawrence and Cooper present. Joy is a basic Hollywood biography, romancing the rise of a (somewhat?) famous person through hard work and adversity. This could've been a pretty dull film, but Russell's pleasant direction adds a bit of much-needed flair.

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Joy is a young woman who takes care of her family and kids. She's also somewhat of an inventor, and when she thinks up a self-wringing mop, she wants to turn that into a business. The world isn't too kind to female entrepreneurs and Joy has to create every single opportunity herself.

I'm not familiar with the true story, but when it feels like Hollywood mediocrity there's probably been some artistic liberty at work. The cast is solid though and Russell has a way to pace his films perfectly. The slightly above average cinematography certain helps to set the film apart further. Decent, but nothing too out of the ordinary.

American Hustle

by David O. Russell
2013 / 138m - USA
Drama, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
American Hustle poster

I Heart Huckabees

by David O. Russell
2004 / 107m - USA
Comedy
3.0*/5.0*
I Heart Huckabees poster

Spanking the Monkey

by David O. Russell
1994 / 100m - USA
Comedy, Drama
3.0*/5.0*
Spanking the Monkey poster

Worthy but flawed

The Fighter

by David O. Russell
2010 / 116m - USA
Sport
2.5*/5.0*
The Fighter poster

Flirting with Disaster

by David O. Russell
1996 / 92m - USA
Comedy
2.5*/5.0*
Flirting with Disaster poster

Plain forgettable

Accidental Love

by David O. Russell
2015 / 100m - USA
Comedy, Romance
1.5*/5.0*
Accidental Love poster