Javier Bardem, Nicole Kidman, J.K. Simmons
Rated: Not Rated
You can always count on Aaron Sorkin to write something witty, informative, and fast-paced. What might not be as sure gold as his writing is in his directing. ‘Being The Ricardos’ is about Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) when she was almost cancelled for being a possible member of the communist party. Her husband Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) is as supportive as possible and doing anything to take the spotlight off of the accusation, and we get a personal look into their real life relationship, as well as how they were able to stay on the air in this drama that unfortunately just didn’t strike a chord with me.
Don’t get me wrong, for anyone who was a fan of the show ‘I Love Lucy’ this will be an incredible look into the making of it and it’s creators. The cinematography and set design are very good and you feel completely immersed in the magic of this show. Nicole Kidman was great in her role and her character was strong, smart, and truly one of the best people in the business at the time. Javier Bardem as her husband and co-star delivers another good performance. the supporting cast, everyone is giving top-notch acting.
Where the film loses it’s momentum is from it’s pacing. To me it both seems fast-paced and informative but by the end It’s tough to really get a handle on the show, and there’s some expectation from the audience to know more than what’s explained in the film to fit in the missing pieces. Overall, this is a star-studded cast and I did find myself enjoying it, jut not as much as I had hoped.