Comedy and screen legend Richard Pryor hits the comedy road in Moving, a good-time tale of a flustered suburbanite trying to relocate with his family from New Jersey to Idaho. Dave Thomas, Dana Carvey and Randy Quaid are a... more »mong the comic ensemble in this movie that packs "a houseful of laughs" (V.A. Musetto, New York Post). Next, Pryor has a driving ambition in Greased Lightning, the decades-spanning true story of Wendell Scott, who cracked the all-white world of stock-car racing, built cars from junkyard parts, endured taunts, overcame setbacks and won NASCAR and Grand National crowns. "There's not a more likable movie currently on view," Time reviewer Richard Schickel wrote about this biopic that marks Pryor's first lead film role.« less
Greased Lightning - Way to slow going. It picked up near the end and a young Beau Bridges is in this if you are a fan.
Moving - A perfect example of wasting lots of talent on a slow and boring movie.
NeoGhost | Bristol, Connecticut United States | 06/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bout time this movie hittin DVD. Richard Pryor hilarious in this "Moving" movie, I loved this movie growin up."
Pryor Fan | MI USA | 07/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What in the world took so long releasing Moving?! It doesn't matter now since the time has finally come. I know that this film will and should fly off the shelves. For those of you who have yet to see it, you will not be disappointed. For you who have seen it, just remember the kung fu scene."
So long in coming, I thought I'd never see it...
terpfan1980 | Somewhere near Washington DC, United States | 04/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Considering how many times Moving played on pay cable networks, and then on basic cable channels, back when it was 'new', I have to ask the same question that those ahead of me were asking: WHAT TOOK SO LONG?
I guess the studios didn't feel there was much of a market for Moving, but oh how wrong they are. It is a favorite of my wife and I and just the thought of the movie cracks me up (I could digress into a line or two from the Dudley Moore film Arthur, but I won't bother with that here and now...)
Dana Carvey, near the height of his own Saturday Night Live fame, makes an hilarious appearance here and a one word utterance by him is one that brings perhaps the biggest smile to my face, or to my wife's face. Carvey's character was hired by Richard Pryor's character to drive Pryor's precious car across country, unfortunately what Pryor's character never realized is that Carvey is just plain crazy and not the prim and proper individual that he was presented with.
Pryor's role for Moving was one of a company employee forced to pick up his family and move to the middle of no where (from Pryor's perspective, and from his family's perspective). Pryor does his best, or at least thinks he has done his best, to find a nice home to buy, but even that doesn't quite work out as well as he hoped.
Basically just about anything that could go wrong does and hilariously so.
Ironically, having waited so long to get a DVD release of Moving, the studios have bundled that film with another film that seems to be under appreciated, Greased Lightning. Greased Lightning is a biopic about a real life NASCAR driver, Wendell Scott. Scott took up NASCAR when faced with a choice of racing or going to jail. Along the way he relies upon determination to prove to himself and others that anything is possible, including winning a race in a sport dominated by white drivers. Scott was the first, and so far (at the time this review was written) the only, Black driver to have accomplished that task.
Greased Lightning isn't a bad film, but it isn't the best of Pryor's work either. He's not bad in the role and does the best he can with the story and direction he's given, but the film itself has a questionable history when it comes to who really did the directing, the director or the writer.
Purchasers get a fair bargain here, two films on a single disc at a fairly low price. Moving is easily worth the purchase price, and getting Greased Lightning as a bonus makes for a nice deal."
Motorsports History "Forgotten African- American Driver"
charles E. Vienn | Houston, Texas | 06/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This man is a definite inspiration to young men that aspire to participate in the sport of automobile racing...He is a part of African- American history ie the Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskege Airmen, Old Negro League and more that is ,often, lost, forgotten or simply not mentioned.Because of Mr. Scott #34, and recently meeting Bobby Northfleet, the only driver in the Craftsman Truck Series of NASCAR, we have started a junior college course entitled "Pit Crew Technology" to train inner- city African- American and Hispanic youth about the opportunities in the Motorsports industry, besides driving> The next time you see an auto race, how many African- American Crew Members did you see?"
1 OF THE BEST COMEDIES EVER.................................
RAPR | 06/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Moving is (in my honest opinion) Richard Pryor's best and funniest movie ever! If you haven't seen this movie than I suggest you do immediately. This movie is on my list of DVD's I must have in my collection be4 I die and it's finally here. (Now if they would put out Stone Cold (Brian Bosworth) than it would be close to complete).
This movie will have you laughing from start to finish. My VHS copy is worthless now because of frequent viewings over the years. This is a sleeper hit that got overlooked and now I hope newbies will see it if they missed it 1st time around. Dana Carvey and his multiple personality character can't be missed. And my main man Randy "choke my chicken" Quaid is the best ever in this flick. His performance is right up there with his "Cousin Eddie" character. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I guarantee you will love this movie because everyone I know that has seen it rate as one of there all time favorite comedies.
I saw Greased Lightning when I was about 7 or 8 and I don't remember it too much, but it is about racing and I love that. It's a bonus movie for buying Moving to me! I do remember liking it though.