Finding Joy (2013)

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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. --(c) Official Site
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Romance
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Cast

Josh Cooke
as Kyle
Lainie Kazan
as Gloria
Tyler Bunch
as Marshall
Kiki Harris
as Patsy
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Critic Reviews for Finding Joy

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

Feels secondhand and contrived.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
Variety
Top Critic

Whether stuffing its graceless hero into a clown suit on a construction site or sending him on a first date with an offbeat neighbor to give a safe-sex talk at a home for the elderly, the film is funny only on paper, if that.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Anything heartbreaking or somber is touched upon with the barest of brushes or converted into a comic Band-Aid, leaving you stuck on the cusp of the last stage of grief.

Full Review… | June 5, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Finding Joy

½

Run of the mill romantic comedy with characters and events you've come to know from better movies. Acting is mostly good but very little chemistry when it matters. Bad writing with shallow characters and jokes that fall flat. Overall not worth your time or money.

James Hsieh
James Hsieh

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