Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Blu-ray) R

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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: December 14, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Ifc Independent Film
  • Note: Deleted scenes
    • Trailer
    • Commentary
    • TV spots
    • Sundance Q&A
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh92%

Total Count: 107


User Ratings: 12,427
Rating: 3.5/4 -- This behind the scenes, behind the makeup, behind the plastic surgery documentary catches Rivers hard at work, ridiculously hard at work.
Orlando Sentinel
Aug 23, 2010
A PIECE OF WORK is funny, heartbreaking, and casually profound about the insatiable need for validation and approval that fuels so much stand-up comedy. -- Grade: A-
A.V. Club
Jun 10, 2010
4 stars out of 5 -- Stern and Sundberg's doc works best when showing us how much work Rivers puts in to stay at the top. She's a workaholic with file cabinets of cross-referenced jokes -- and they're shockingly funny.
Box Office
Jun 11, 2010
It's interesting, it's funny, it's heartfelt, it's heartbreaking, and it's dirty. Everything Rivers wants to be known for. Full Review
May 1, 2015
3.5 stars out of 4 -- She remains one of the funniest, dirtiest, most daring and transgressive of stand-up comics, and she hasn't missed a beat.
Chicago Sun-Times
Jun 16, 2010
Rating: 3.5/4 -- A fierce, funny and heartbreaking work of art that is every bit as fabulous as the woman herself. Full Review
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
Jun 6, 2019
... pretty funny. Full Review
Jul 6, 2010

Product Description:

Joan Rivers launched her career as a standup comic in the early '60s, a time when female comedians were few and far between, and after several years of working nightclubs to unresponsive audiences, she was booked on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON in 1965 and soon became one of the most successful comedy acts in the nation. Since then, Rivers has hosted several TV talk shows, written best-selling books, directed a feature film, launched a line of jewelry, and kept up a busy schedule of personal appearances, determined to hold on to her stardom regardless of the fickle winds of show business. Filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg followed Rivers through a typically eventful year in her life, and in JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, they offer a look at the woman behind the laughter as she struggles to stay in the spotlight, works on new material, launches a one-woman show in the United Kingdom that doesn't fare as well as she hopes, takes a chance as a participant on a reality TV show, and ponders her career in show business at the age of 75. JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.



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  • UPC: 030306186795
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