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I Am Richard Pryor (2019)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 12 March 2019 (USA)
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I Am Richard Pryor tells the story of the legendary performer and iconic social satirist, who transcended race and social barriers by delivering his honest irreverent and biting humor to ... See full summary »

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Jesse James Miller

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Jesse James Miller, Ian Craig Walker (story development)
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Credited cast:
Sandra Bernhard ... Herself
Todd Boyd Todd Boyd ... Himself
Ron De Blasio Ron De Blasio ... Himself (as Ron De Biasio)
Mike Epps ... Himself
Tiffany Haddish ... Herself
Henry Jaglom ... Himself
Howie Mandel ... Himself
Thom Mount Thom Mount ... Himself
Jennifer Lee Pryor ... Herself
Ishmael Reed Ishmael Reed
Scott Saul Scott Saul ... Himself
Michael Schultz
Greg Tate Greg Tate
Lily Tomlin ... Herself
Rocco Urbisci Rocco Urbisci ... Himself
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I Am Richard Pryor tells the story of the legendary performer and iconic social satirist, who transcended race and social barriers by delivering his honest irreverent and biting humor to America's stages and living rooms until his death at 65. Featuring an iconic comedic cast, historians, activists and artists who provide a unique brushstroke into the complex world of Pryor. The film dives deeply into the psyche of a comedic genius whose mother was a prostitute, father a pimp, and grandmother a madam. Pryor dispensed a penetrating comedic view of African American life - essentially comedy without jokes - that struck a chord with audiences of every ethnic, social and economic disposition.

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15 June 2019 | by generationofswineSee all my reviews

From the start it makes itself clear that it's going to be serious and dramatic...and it's Richard Pryor, a comedic legend.

He had a troubled life, everyone that's a fan knows it. But, I guess I was thinking that they were going to cover the good parts of his life, I thought they were going to cover more of the comedy.

It was depressing and, well, you see a name like Richard Pryor and you expect to laugh and instead it makes you cry.

That's not how I want to remember him, and honestly, I don't think that's how he would want to be remembered.


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