Lucy and Desi

Lucy and Desi

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Amy Poehler directs this documentary tribute to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, stars of 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy. Ball had an immense influence on the creation of TV syndication, as she rose to become a true entrepreneur and multifaceted mogul. Through interviews and archival footage, this documentary is a tribute to one of the greatest trailblazers in comedy and entertainment.

2022102 minsUSAPaper Kite Productions, Imagine Documentaries, White Horse Pictures, Diamond Docs, Amazon Studios
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Lucy and Desi | Reviews

94%94 reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

This film is exceptionally skillful in matching the footage to the commentary in thoughtful, illuminating, and often touching pairings.

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Independent

Independent

Amy Poehler’s documentary is an antidote to the failures of Being the Ricardos.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

(It) invites us to delight in the unexpected pairing of a famed funny lady and a hunky musician - but without analysis or nuance.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

It is the definition of hagiography... but there is great energy in the copious amount of private footage of the couple.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Absorbing, entertaining and lovingly crafted...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

(The film takes the) overall attitude of soft-focus hagiography...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

If there’s one major drawback to Lucy And Desi, it’s that very little about it is surprising...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Lucy And Desi really fails to properly dissect what made (Ball) one-of-a-kind in favour of a focus on their partnership.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

The chief complaint about Lucy and Desi is what a generally rosy picture it paints.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Poehler’s telling is energised by a personal edge, searing and sympathetic...

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Lucy and Desi | Release Details

Lucy and Desi is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video.