Being the Ricardo's was a real treat. Aaron Sorkin aside, because anything he writes is a treat. He directs this one as well which some may say was not a wise move but watching these performances is worth it.
In 1952, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz faced personal and professional obstacles when Lucy was deemed a communist and it threatened their careers, their relationship and their hit television show. The story sees Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear and cultural taboos. It's a revealing glimpse of the couple's complex romantic and professional relationship. The movie takes audiences into the writers' room, onto the soundstage and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their groundbreaking sitcom "I Love Lucy.
Well deserved nominations for Oscars this year have gone to Best Actor for Javier Bardem, Best Actress, Nicole Kidman and Best Supporting Actor, J.K. Simmons.
When Kidman was announced for the part, i thought this likely would not work. I was wrong. Kidman is outstanding and you truly begin to think she is Lucy. She is hands down Lucy with the tone and the comedic timing and performance. She really is an outstanding actress. This one shows it more than anything she has ever done. Not that her other roles were out worthy but the fact that we know Lucy so well and she did it.
The best part of the movie are the outstanding performances by Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. It is worth seeing for that.