3.5

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Biography Documentary


 

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

It might be hard to believe that a documentary about Joan Rivers could bring forth a tear. Be prepared. Joan Rivers is portrayed as a complete and complex woman: funny, self deprecating, honest and moving. Watching confirms her bawdy and raunchy take-no-prisoners stage persona. The surprise is witnessing her vulnerability and the resulting scars she wears. Joan as a 'piece of work' reveals a heart as big as Manhattan with anxieties to match, and all she asks is that you laugh. A work of art.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 9th September 2010
84 mins