Richard Pryor – Omit The Logic: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

Mike Epps, Richard Pryor Jr. and others recount the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor one of America’s most brilliant comic minds in this new documentary. Pryor remains an inspiration to many: a man who broke taboos, provoked change and propelled himself through life as a result of sheer force of personality.

Every comedian has some sort of influence that comes from another comedian to get them interested in that profession and more times than usual they always list Richard Pryor. This documentary takes a deep look at his success and dark period as a comedic legend and just how much he helped pave the way for some of the comedians we know today. I loved seeing this man in his prime and just how sharp his jokes were. He was very controversial for his type of jokes but the man was truly hilarious. They show a lot of older footage of his stand up acts which I thought was a nice touch and plenty of interviews with family and friends. Those interviews show how much he was loved as well as how much of a troubled man that he was. They delve into his drug addiction and just how out of control it got. It was so sad to see a man that was so talented succumb to the ugliness that is drug abuse. They even talked about the suicide attempt that was so unbelievable to hear someone survive from. Thankfully the film doesn’t end on a somber note. They do talk about him suffering from multiple sclerosis but even with him being diagnosed with MS he was still doing stand up until the disease took his speech. Pryor passed away in 2005 after suffering a heart attack but with a documentary like this it will help keep his legacy alive and continue to inspire other comedians for years to come. 9/10

Special Features:

Additional Interviews With David Banks, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Lee Pryor, David Steinberg, Lily Tomlin – An additional 35 minutes of stories from the stars that were closest to him.

Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment


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