Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work [DVD] [2010]

  • SKU: 1422078
  • Release Date: 12/14/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

Special Features


  • Trailer
  • Deleted scenes
  • Commentary
  • Tv spots
  • Sundance q&a

Synopsis


Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers
  • Kathy Griffin
    Kathy Griffin
  • Melissa Rivers
    Melissa Rivers
  • Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart
  • Richard Belzer
    Richard Belzer



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You gotta love Joan!

    Posted
    seamonkey

    I have always been a big fan of Joan Rivers. This documentary should have been nominated for a Golden Globe. I mean if Gore and Moore are...this one should have been. It was great! No matter what your feelings on her are, this gives you new insite to her as a professional woman in this business of hers. She has a mouth on her that could challenge a Saint, but her strength and vulnerability comes through loud and clear here. Her humour does sometimes make one cringe...but man is this woman amazing. Watch this documentary!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    RIP Joan - Gone, but NEVER forgotten!

    Posted
    AndreiaV
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    What a great reminder of how special Joan Rivers was and always will be. Film shows how she was always working, always trying to improve her craft, and always wanting to perform and do her best for her fans. I love the realness Joan always exhibited, and it's a shame she has passed on. Such a loss of such a great female talent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny and Interesting

    Posted
    AbbeyRoadie
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    This film is a spot on documentary about the life of a comic. Joan manages to make the whole thing funny and enjoyable, going through her process well and showing why she was so great at her craft. The extras are good enough to round out the DVD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Building my DVD library

    Posted
    Blueeyes
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    There is not, nor will there ever be another comic like Joan Rivers. I watched this video and laughed so hard. I will watch it again many times, and will use it to entertain guests. I'm so glad I have it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Documentary

    Posted
    Joey
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    An excellent documentary. If you're a fan of Joan Rivers or interested in behind the scenes information, this is the movie for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mother Joan

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    Vfeerce
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    What could you possibly day snout a women like Joan Rivers, like any other outlet with Joan's stamp this is. Amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic! She delivers some of the best comedy

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    ATLAJ
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    Fantastic! Funny, and clever. best is her discussing personal items in her life and making jokes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film!

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    Dave84
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    Loved this woman this documentary is great takes you behind the curtain of a legend!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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