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Finding Joy (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 7 June 2013 (USA)
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A self-absorbed writer, stuck in more ways than one, rediscovers himself, his offbeat family, and what it means to be happy when he meets Joy, a spirited young woman who asks him to write her obituary.

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Carlo De Rosa

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Shona Tuckman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Cooke ... Kyle
Liane Balaban ... Joy
Barry Bostwick ... Alan
Lainie Kazan ... Gloria
Tyler Bunch ... Marshall
Kiki Harris ... Patsy
Arielle Hoffman Arielle Hoffman ... Mel
Andrew Satee Andrew Satee ... Doctor Khan
Marge Hartnett Marge Hartnett ... Old Woman
Juliana Harkavy ... Pretty Young Woman
Joan Turner Turetzky Joan Turner Turetzky ... Doris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dingo Dingo ... Caesar the Cat
Marylou Dinicolas Marylou Dinicolas ... Kyle's Mother in Photos
Taylor Anthony Miller ... MailBox Store Employee
Milo Milo ... Caesar the Cat
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A self-absorbed writer, stuck in more ways than one, rediscovers himself, his offbeat family, and what it means to be happy when he meets Joy, a spirited young woman who asks him to write her obituary.

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Encontro com Joy See more »

Filming Locations:

Broward County, Florida, USA

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Kreate Films See more »
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Color
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really worth watching
1 July 2013 | by oracleauSee all my reviews

A quaint little tale about a writer and a dysfunctional family. I really enjoyed this, it was funny, witty and had a good little message about life hidden between the absurdity of the characters. If you liked 'little miss sunshine' and/or 'meet the fockers' or that sort of movie you would prob enjoy this too.

I was not sure what to expect from this as there was no review written for it yet, nor did I know much about the actors as I do not tend to watch a lot of TV series. Overall, however, I thought it was quite well acted. I noted that most of the directors previous works were all shorts so if this is his first attempt at a full length feature it is very impressive and I am sure we will be seeing more brilliance from him in the future.

The story is well written too and the storyline is clever without trying to be overly clever, nor is the comedy element overly bearing. It is the type of movie that always leaves you wanting a little bit more and hopefully in time perhaps they could build on this little gem. I was a little bit down and bored this evening and this was just what I needed.


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