Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling
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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling
Popular African-American comedian Jo Jo Dancer is severely burned while free-basing cocaine. Producer/director/writer Richard Pryor insists that the movie is not autobiographical. While hovering between life and death, Dancer flashes back to his childhood, when he grew up in a brothel. Producer/director/writer Richard Pryor insists that the movie is not autobiographical. Dancer decides to become a comic, but has a great many difficulties rising to stardom until he begins making scatological comments about race relations. Producer/director/writer Richard Pryor insists that the movie is not… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Awesome!"
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"If it hadn't been directed by its subject, it would have been a great disservice. As such, it's just a major disappointment."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, Apollo Guide
"Completely forgettable"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The sorrow is real, the pity is palpable - but Richard Pryor should have let someone else film his life story."
‑ Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
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