Poster for Being the Ricardos (2021)

Being the Ricardos (2021)

Director: Aaron Sorkin Run Time: 125 min. Release Year: 2021

Starring: Alia Shawkat, Clark Gregg, J.K. Simmons, Jake Lacy, Javier Bardem, Nicole Kidman, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

During one production week of I Love Lucy — from Monday table read through Friday audience taping — Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz face a series of personal and professional crises that threaten their show, their careers and their marriage.

“very much a heady helping of Sorkinese — and a beautiful illustration of what can be intoxicating about it”

—Owen Gleiberman for Variety

About the filmmaker:

One of the most respected screenwriters in the industry, Aaron Sorkin is the critically acclaimed writer behind A Few Good MenThe Social Network, The West Wing, and countless other award-winning films, TV shows and plays, including his stage adaptation of “To Kill A Mockingbird” which earned nine nominations at the 2019 Tony Awards.

After the success of his 2017 directorial debut Molly’s Game, Sorkin was prompted by Steven Spielberg to helm a vital project in development since 2007, The Trial of the Chicago 7, which earned six nominations at 93rd Academy Awards. Being the Ricardos is Sorkin’s third feature as writer and director.

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