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Lucy (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Comedy | Drama  -  4 May 2003 (USA)
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MOW about the life of Lucille Ball, focusing on the loving yet tumultuous relationship with Desi Arnaz.

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Jess Oppenheimer (as Lachlan Macdonald)
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Madelyn Pugh
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After her parents are financially ruined in a lawsuit over a shooting accident, Lucille 'Lucy' Ball pursues her dream of fame as actress. She succeeds in comical parts, often the girl who gets the cake in her face. Then she meets and soon marries the love of her life, Desiderio 'Desi' . Ricky, Latin band leader and aristocratic son of an exiled Cuban mayor. Desi proves a business genius, who gets a revolutionary method adopted to gain production control of the sitcom "I Love Lucy", a format devised for him and Lucy to star in. Despite offspring, their family life soon gets into stormy waters, mainly due to his infidelity, gambling and temper. Written by KGF Vissers

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When the comedy stopped...real life began.


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Early in the movie, during the flashback about Lucy's life before Desi, in stock footage (probably colorized to match the film) of Manhattan traffic, the title on the screen says "New York City 1931" but the taxicabs and other vehicles shown have full steel hardtops and are from later in the decade. See more »

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[on Desi's infidelity]
Lucy: That's your excuse? Because your daddy did it long ago on some Spic island?
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References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

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I liked it.
3 August 2004 | by (Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

I thought that the actors did a good job portraying such well-known and loved people. Sure, nobody could ever do it perfectly, but they did their best. Other people have mentioned that the Vitameatavegamin and Candy Factory scenes were done wrong. If they knew how the real episodes went and then saw those scenes and where they were or how they were dressed, a viewer would realize that those scenes were done as rehearsals. Lucy in her dressing room with a bottle of Coke practicing with a mirror, and Lucy and Vivian experiencing the conveyor belt for the first time at practice. Some people just don't pay attention. Like I said, I enjoyed this movie but would rather read Lucy's autobiography, "Love Lucy."


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