During one production week of “I Love Lucy” — from a Monday table read through a Friday audience taping — Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) face a series of personal and professional crises that threaten their show, their careers and their marriage, in writer-director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama. Bardem and Kidman shine in dual leading roles, and are anchored by a stellar supporting cast featuring J.K. Simmons, Alia Shawkat, and Tony Hale, among others.
"The bottom line on BEING THE RICARDOS is that it’s irresistible.” —Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle “It’s the dance of [Nicole] Kidman and [Javier] Bardem that gives BEING THE RICARDOS its light but molten magic.” —Owen Gleiberman, Variety "Nicole Kidman absolutely annihilates as Ball…. Kidman gamely shows her character’s wheels turning in this movie about process, at times telegraphing on her face emotion that she hasn’t yet expressed with words, either because she hasn’t gotten there yet or ultimately decides better of it. It’s rare to see a performance that shares so much interiority externally.” —Rich Juzwiak, Jezebel