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
When the comedy stopped...real life began.
Did You Know?
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
I work hard, I play hard, I drink hard and I love hard.