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3.1
15 Ratings

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling

Directed by Richard Pryor
United States, 1986
Comedy, Drama, Biography

Synopsis

Richard Pryor directed, produced, wrote and starred in this sometimes comic, often tragic tale about a Pryor-like comedian. Beginning with his childhood inside a brothel, the film follows Jo Jo through his struggles as an up-and-coming comedian.

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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling Directed by Richard Pryor

Critics reviews

The movie is uneven, and was mostly dismissed by both critics and audiences. Nevertheless, Jo Jo Dancer has moments of such raw honesty that it at times feels like a cry for help. And Pryor the filmmaker proves deft at recreating the freewheeling atmosphere of his youthful rise.
October 11, 2018
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