Being the Ricardos

Being the Ricardos

Being the Ricardos

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the stars of classic 1950s TV comedy I Love Lucy, in this slice-of-life biopic from Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7). More

Set during one week of production, the film shows Lucy and Desi facing a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.

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2022125 minsUSAAmazon Studios
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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Being the Ricardos | Awards

Award Winner
Best Actress (Drama) winner, for Nicole Kidman, at the 2022 Golden Globes.

Being the Ricardos | Reviews

Between the bitching and backstage dramas (and many Sorkin-isms), Aaron Sorkin has some serious points to make in his true-ish account of 1950s sitcom stars Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem).

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Weirdly uphill work, for all that it is ingeniously structured and vehemently performed.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

This film’s version of the sitcom legend is a mouthpiece for (Sorkin's) brand of smarmy, know-it-all sarcasm...

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Paste

Paste

It’s hard to stand out when a movie is so over-directed as Being the Ricardos, but Kidman does just that.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Some classic Sorkin’ and talkin’ brings energy to proceedings... but Being the Ricardos falls apart in (the) third act...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

(An) oddly flat biographical drama...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Being the Ricardos feels like a project Sorkin has shaped to fit his interests...

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Variety

Variety

(It's) very much a heady helping of Sorkinese — and a beautiful illustration of what can be intoxicating about it.

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New York Post

New York Post

(Kidman) is sensational in the part — and is doing the finest work of her career.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The bottom line on Being the Ricardos is that it’s irresistible.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Even if you don’t love Lucy, there’s plenty to love about this.

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