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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Rated R for language and sexual humor.

R In Theaters 06/11/2010 , 84min.
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Critic score based on 34 reviews

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July 19, 2010
I've always been a fan of Joan Rivers, for her humor, her wit, her brass! But this film shows a side of Ms Rivers that I never expected. A softer side that is more vulnerable than a child. The laughs are great, and plentiful, but this film will bring you to tears. A must see in my book!
July 11, 2010
Great film!!!!! LOVE Joan Rivers, couldn't imagine the world without her!!! Totally loved her response to the guy with the "deaf son". She is the most spontaneous, funny gal on the planet. Women that behave rarely make history, and this one will always be remembered!!!!!
July 06, 2010
This movie hits home with being successful and very wealthy but yet depression, loneliness, and a sense of failure strike the rich and famous as well as the not so rich and famous. She comes off as one beautiful person and a down to earth person at that. She admitted her failure as well as her successes. I have a respect for her I never had before. No one will be disappointed seeing this
July 02, 2010
DON'T CRITICIZE JOAN RIVERS: American icon, entrepreneur, elder, and according to this movie the hardest working woman in show-biz; she has the schedule of a 20year old and I don't know where such a 20year old can be found to match her. But Joan kept going. She's a champion. Bravo Joan! --MO Joan talks about what has hurt her in life and most of tht serious pain came from the loss of two men
June 15, 2010
I saw this movie last night. A very raw, in-your-face film documenting Joan's life and her career. Fascinating!! It shows what it takes to really excell in the show business world....tenacity beyond belief!! Very humorous, not for the faint of heart, by any stretch!! At 75, Joan is just getting started!!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
She is by turns blue, bitter, hilarious, unbroken; a Hollywood-style portrait in infinite ambition. In that role, Rivers is unforgettable. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Mixing hilarious standup footage with admiring if not exactly cuddlesome behind-the-scenes glimpses. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
What she thinks of herself, though, seems perfectly, if improbably, reasonable--a queen of comedy who won't and shouldn't abdicate. Full Review
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
A highly entertaining documentary revealing a serious talent behind the one-note present-day reputation. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
This convulsively funny movie takes an up-close and sometimes queasy-personal approach to its motormouth subject, who, when she's not making you howl with laughter (or freeze up in horror), brandishes her deeply held hurts, fears, prejudices, poor judgment and bad taste as if they were stigmata. Full Review
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