Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Reviews
While not perfect, I think it makes important statements about pain, fame, and addiction. I miss Richard Pryor. His legacy is still felt in so much of our popular culture now.
I just bought this movie on Amazon and I can't wait to watch it another 10 times.
JO JO DANCER is a 100% film; a true autobiographical film about Richard Pryor .
Professional Film Critics "suck" and they don't know anything about what makes a good film.
not every film has to be BEN HUR or CITIZEN KANE or THE GODFATHER or THE BICYCLE THIEF to be a good film.
screw those jive-turkey no good "so called" professional film critics.
any film can be a 100% without having to be NEW YORKER-friendly.
film critics ruin film-making totally
This story is about Richard Pryor, who plays himself, as the character Jo Jo Dancer. It starts in Pryor's life where he infamously set himself on fire while free basing cocaine. He is rushed to the hospital and the whole movie is his life flashing before his eyes in "It's a Wonderful Life" fashion. The only wonderful thing about Pryors life was the fame, and money he made. He grew up in a brothel, had abusive relationships his whole life, and got deep into booze and drugs.
All of the debauchary of his life is only touched on in this film. Again, he gets much deeper into all of it in "Pryor Convictions". I am, and always have been, a huge fan of Pryor the performer. Pryor the man/husband/father was kind of a scumbag. He is the first to admit it, but that doesn't made it all okay.