Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work
Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010)

A glimpse into the comedic process and private dramas of legendary comedian and pop icon Joan Rivers as she fights tooth and nail to keep her American dream alive.

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 14, 2010
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Penetrating Rivers' coarse image, this compelling documentary offers an honest, behind-the-scenes look at her career -- and at show business in general.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This behind the scenes, behind the makeup, behind the plastic surgery documentary catches Rivers hard at work, ridiculously hard at work.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Acting is about honesty, and there's something evasive about both this film and its subject.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

it's amazing to look into her world and see the chaos in which she inhabits

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

The new documentary on Joan Rivers is so in your face, so fraught with harrowing, oversized personal stuff, you might want to get a theatre seat a couple of rows behind where you normally sit, to safely take it all in.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A compulsively watchable look at Rivers, show business and the price one pays to try to continue succeeding in it.

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

This delicious documentary did teach me about one of Joan's most important assets, and that's her dirty, dirty mouth.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Welcome to the on-screen psychoanalysis of Joan Rivers, of which she seems equal parts willing participant and antagonist.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Rivers comes across as someone much more complex and vulnerable than her abrasive "Can we talk?" persona. There's a real woman under there, and she's pretty great.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Laugh clown, laugh. Even though your heart is breaking...

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
In the wake of Joan Rivers' death, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding her legacy. Whether people are furious over her sometimes racist,… More
Anthony Lawrie
I don't know that much about Joan Rivers, I know she's a comedian, I know she's had lots of plastic surgery and I know her humour. I didn't… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A very compelling documentary that takes a good look at one year in the life of a workaholic diva of yore who was born to be in the spotlight, and it proves to… More
Jennifer Xu
Wow, just wow. This movie is probably one of the most incisive, honest, painful, melancholic, roller coaster portraits of Hollywood and the woman chugging in… More
Everett Johnson
This is a documentary that showcases a year in the life for comedian Joan Rivers. Follows her as she tries to get a Broadway show off the ground, continues her… More
Raymond Wieser
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work is a very honest depiction of her life and career and of show business that really opens your eyes and shows you who Joan Rivers… More