When I was a kid I loved the movie The Toy. In this movie Richard Pryor is a toy for a rich man’s (Jackie Gleason) son. I think what I enjoyed best as a child is seeing all the toys the kid had, and I thought it would be awesome to hand out with the guy from Superman 2. Out of Richard Pryor movies that I enjoy as an adult this isn’t at the top of my list. Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy it, but I prefer Brewster’s Millions more.
I can say that this is a movie you should share with your pre-teen child. If they enjoy it as much as I did it would be a nice change of pace for viewing with them. You can watch along with them, they might not get all of the humor, but that’s for you to enjoy. It’s a movie that is actually takes a teenager to fully understand, but once again an enjoyment for a pre-teen to watch.