The Revenant is loosely based on a real person. Back in the 1820s, there lived a fur trapped named Hugh Glass. While on an expedition, he was mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his team. However, he didn't die. His sheer determination to live was fueled by a little dose of revenge. Leonardo Di Caprio plays Glass. Tom Hardy plays John Fitgerald - a greedy, duplicitous member of the team - and he plays him well. There were some scenes that were hard to watch (bear mauling), but it was good.
Jennifer Lawrence stars in Joy, a film loosely based on the life of inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano of Miracle Mop fame. There are a lot of people in this movie - Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, and Edgar Ramirez, just to name a few. It was cute.