Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Wednesday, May 22 nd, 2019 at 00:05 am 
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work – Movie Review


A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.

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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work: Truth in advertising, I am actually in this movie and I have known Joan for years. So, we have to filter my review through that little bit. Having said that, this was certainly one of the hits of the Tribecca Film Festival. It is released nation wide in June. I think it is going to do very well. First of all, Joan is very well known, and people tend to like her a lot. And as somebody sitting next to me said, this is looking below the kimono which I think means under the skirts, or something like that. It is Joan, really, undressed, except she is not. You never see her, except for a millisecond at the beginning, and in less than full kabuki mode, including make-up and hair and dress. This is a really interesting look at not only the woman, but show business and the need to remain relevant and how you relate to people. It is about growing older in a society that really values the young and beautiful and male. So, to a certain extent, it is heart breaking. But, you have to commend Joan for her courage and the film makers for their vision. So, I would give it four stars. Okay, and I am in it.