actors: Nicole Kidman, Javier Barthem, JK Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, Alia Shawcut, Jake Lacey
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
Early suspicions are inevitable. Nicole Kidman is not like Lucille Paul. Javier Barthem is not like Desi Arnas. But bookings do not take long to melt Being Ricardos, Streaming on Amazon Prime video, comes out and the two leading actors never miss a trick, they bring the real life TV stars of another era into one movie.
Kidman (black-and-white flashes, nails in Lucy’s nose, exciting dialogue delivery) and Barthem attacked it outside the park with amazing prosperity. Their acting – and J.K. Starring Simmons, Nina Arianda and Alia Shawkat – helped with its abstractions in the film paper. In any case the flaws are minimal.
Being Ricardos, Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, provides a compelling living account of a high-powered couple battling personal and professional crises and negotiating pressures and demands for stardom. There is a great deal of history and hysteria buried in the story – all of the fictional events in the screenplay are derived from real events. Provides multiple layers that rely on both writing description and expression details. Sorkin is the best of the two.
That is not to say Being Ricardos A perfect picture. It tries to take the story too far in a week of the protagonists’ lives, and some parts of the story appear to be hasty and distracting. However, it was all redeemed by Sorkin’s trademarks, not revived – a way with eroding wit, snappy dialogues and cast.
In one scene, a character tells Lucy Paul that her personality in I Love Lucy is a childish version of who she could be. Stan Laurel and Lou Costello are also cited for perspective. The star of the hit sitcom is angry and insists that his character is not dumb.
Being Ricardos The story of a marriage and two professions. It is a study of the nature and content of comedy and of sketches and parodies for television and, in extension, writing for the big screen. What emerges when ideas are thrown away, fall down, and are constantly being reworked is that teasing a funny bone is not as easy as it always has been.
Being Ricardos Gives a sense of what Sorkin considers to be true humor. The film does not adequately connect the straight slapstick comedy that Lucille Paul built his life on. Pure, unrestrained jokes enter the film only in the snacks that show Lucy stepping on a grape and losing an earring in it. That’s Lucy Ricardo, the fictional comedian livewire, who had the ball on the television screen in Lucy.
That “driving skill” (a phrase Desi uses to describe distinguishing himself from the crowd) is not Lucille Paul Being Ricardos Is out to display. Had it done so, it would have been a completely different and probably entertaining film. Instead, what we see is a subtle actor who is ready to go out and do things his own way, with a keen sense of what works in a scene and gesture.
A dining table scene – which records a significant portion of the episode (season two, episode four, year 1952) during the filming week – reveals sharp differences in the explosive approach between the star. Director and presenter.
Kidman and Barthem (played by Cuban-born Desi Arnas have sparked some controversy) were sparked by their brilliant performances behind the scenes about creating the very popular sitcom (which has a weekly audience) in the early 1950s. 60 million) filled with joy.
The film begins with a double blow to Lucille and Desi Arnas. The Sunday broadcast, citing documents from the House non-American activities group, accuses him of being a former communist. A tabloid publishes a report on the extramarital affairs of the latter and speculates on the health of the marriage. Their lives and lives are being pushed to the abyss.
But in the midst of the accusatory uprisings, the life of the super-successful comedy duo continues, working on another episode of it. I love Lucy. Being Ricardos Not only was he interested in the relationship between the two TV stars who are always in the public eye, but he was also not interested in the creative activity of sitcom that inspired a music bandleader and a P-movie actress into the big league.
Production hands, writers and studio viewers who watch the recording of episodes all become parts of the story in different sizes. As events unfold from Monday to Friday, tensions between the writers – executive producer Jess Oppenheimer (Tony Hale), Bob Carroll (Jack Lacey) and Madeleine Buck (Alia Shawcut) – and the show’s stars reach for a crescent and begin to affect Lucy. And Desi in their personal spaces.
Being Ricardos Set in another era but its vibrations are clearly current. Gender dynamics play an important role not only in the relationship between Lucille and Desi at home and in the studio, but also between writers. Madeleine, neatly portrayed by Shawkat, has to figure out the challenges of being a “woman in the comedy room”. Vivian Vance (Nina Arianda), who plays Ethel Mertz in I Love Lucy, has reason to be saddened by the fact that her character’s body type is a butt of jokes.
Lucy’s I Love Lucy’s co – star William Frawley (JK Simmons, as brilliant as ever), said to Lucy, “I lead male egos for life.” . The largest of them belongs to Desi Arnas, who wants all the success that his wife has achieved, but has not been able to completely free her from the decision-making peculiarities that he is so proud of for himself.
Lucy plays the lead role in a film opposite Henry Fonda. It is understandable that she is so excited. He shares messages with the nation. He was almost unbelievable, “Are you going to be a movie star?” Lucy’s counter-question summarizes the awkward equation between them, despite their apparent equality: “Are you comfortable with that?”
Being Ricardos Full of questions, answers and reviews. The script, full of unpredictable tremors, ensures that the film does not turn into empty words. Kidman and Barthem do the rest – they encourage infection Being Ricardos.