Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin, 2022)

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domino harvey
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Re: Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin, 2022)

#51 Post by domino harvey » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:33 pm

Wow, they are really hiding Kidman in this trailer. She already doesn’t sound like her, not very optimistic about being able to see her for more than a nanosecond either

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Re: Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin, 2022)

#52 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:48 pm

Yeah it's strange, I expected her to come out at the very end, as recent trailers like to do in withholding and then giving the audience a snippet of the thespian transformation they've been waiting for, but nope. Suspicious.


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Re: Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin, 2022)

#54 Post by pistolwink » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:11 pm

Sorkin also says:
But as word got out that I was doing this, what I discovered is that there are people who are really passionate about I Love Lucy. For me, it’s nostalgic. I remember watching I Love Lucy reruns when I was home sick from school. It’s not a show that if we took a fresh look at today, we’d think was funny, I don’t think.
Whatta maroon.

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Re: Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin, 2022)

#55 Post by beamish14 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:30 pm

pistolwink wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:11 pm
Sorkin also says:
But as word got out that I was doing this, what I discovered is that there are people who are really passionate about I Love Lucy. For me, it’s nostalgic. I remember watching I Love Lucy reruns when I was home sick from school. It’s not a show that if we took a fresh look at today, we’d think was funny, I don’t think.
Whatta maroon.


I have a feeling this will be a campy disaster along the lines of Kidman's Princess Grace film.

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Re: Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin, 2022)

#56 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:44 pm

I had pretty low expectations about this anyway. Even the stuff I initially liked by Sorkin comes off worse when I revisit them.

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Re: Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin, 2022)

#57 Post by senseabove » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:08 pm

Sorkin's asinine comment actually made me pull out the I Love Lucy S1 set when I was knocked out with a cold last week just to remind myself that, yeah, it's still funny, if almost single-handedly thanks to Lucille Ball. Do 70-year-old cultural references not have the same gas they did then? Of course. Are some of the premises cringy? You bet. But it's amazing to me that someone can watch the show and not see, at the worst, a diamond in the rough: that Ball was a supremely talented physical comedian, deserving of mention in the same breath as Buster Keaton.

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Re: Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin, 2022)

#58 Post by domino harvey » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:56 pm

He’s not wrong that many older sitcoms, even “classics,” have aged poorly as viewers gradually leave behind traditional three camera, live audience situational comedy series and the true relics of the period seem even staler. But I’m not sure that really describes this series, and you’d think the guy writing and directing a Lucille Ball biopic would want to be a fan, right? At the very least, the continued popularity of physical comedy as a popular medium refutes the claim— Ball brings something Donna Reed didn’t

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