CNN: "Presenting a far richer story than a simple biopic, "Being the Ricardos" turns writer-director Aaron Sorkin loose again on the medium of television and produces one of the year's most satisfying movies. That it was made for a streaming service, Amazon, is a wrinkle even the legendarily foresighted Desi Arnaz surely couldn't have imagined.
In a clever framing device, Sorkin builds the narrative around a "scary week" in the lives of Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and her husband/co-star Arnaz (Javier Bardem), as filtered through the recollections of those who worked on their top-rated sitcom, "I Love Lucy." The film then uses that confined window to revisit the couple's courtship and how they conquered TV through a series of deftly constructed flashbacks."
Roger Ebert: "Luckily, there is a lot more to his "Being the Ricardos," a complex, enjoyable gamble that comes with a big bright smile and something a touch darker underneath it, much like the larger-than-life heroine at its heart."
What: Film: Being the Ricardos
Where: Casa Luz, Boca del Rio 75
When: Sunday January 30, 7:30PM
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