Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) are threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear and cultural taboos in Academy Award®-winning writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama Being the Ricardos. A revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the film takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their groundbreaking sitcom “I Love Lucy.”

  • 2 hr 11 minChildren under 17 may not attend R-rated movies unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Children ages 6 and under are not allowed at R-rated movies after 6pm.R
  • Dec 10, 2021
  • Drama

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Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem both completely melt into the roles of America’s favorite family, Lucy and Desi. Sorkin’s script smartly stays locked into a ‘one week of filming’ period, while exploring the tense dynamics of everyone on the show as the couple slowly starts to implode. It’s a tightrope walk for every actor in the film, and admirably, they all delicately dance across the wire with grace.

Cast & Crew

  • J.K. SimmonsActor

  • Javier BardemActor

  • Nicole KidmanActor

  • Alia ShawkatActor

  • Clark GreggActor

  • Tony HaleActor

  • Jake LacyActor

  • Aaron SorkinDirector

  • Jason BlumenthalProducer

  • Steve TischProducer