It's a great story: Joy took a risk, faced some obstacles, never gave up, and eventually succeeded. For a movie, however, it seems somewhat thin. Dramatic license would need to be taken. Additional obstacles would have to be created.
A gun is an option for solving the soap's operatic greed. In Joy's story, life follows daytime drama. Joy's menagerie includes her mom Terry (Virginia Madsen), dad Rudy (Robert De Niro), half sister Peggy (Elisabeth Rohm), her ex (Edgar Ramirez) and her kids.
Entrepreneurship imbued my childhood with its autonomous magic. Did I hear my father boast about being his own boss? Probably. In college, my lover was a much older man who taught me that people would buy anything for a buck, sight unseen.
Rohm hasn't just crossed borders in her own life, but she has to cross artistic borders on every job she takes. Actors have to navigate personal boundaries with co-actors and artistic boundaries with directors and writers.