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Rick (2004)



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Based on the opera 'Rigoletto,' this is the story of a middle-aged corporate climber who has lost sight of his humanity. Rick is a cold, emotionless employee of the Image Company, a marketing firm situated in Manhattan's financial district. But Rick has another life, unknown to anyone at his company -- a seemingly quiet domestic arrangement with his teenage daughter, Eve. It is a secret he has kept well hidden from the pernicious confines of his workplace. But when his boss' wandering eye chances upon Eve, Rick must take a stand as a build-up of years of cynicism clash with paternal love.


Sandra Oh
as Michelle
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Critic Reviews for Rick

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By hewing so faithfully to their source, the creators don't let the material pursue its own direction, and the result feels dramatically arbitrary.

October 22, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The intended black comedy is no more than a wan mix of over-the-top unpleasantness and obvious psychologizing.

October 19, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

A tragic story graced with lots of comedic touches, which makes for an often awkward tone.

October 19, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

[The] story and emotions seem a little too big for the frame.

October 15, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4

An ill-advised combination of tragedy and satire, it generally plays like the coffee-break fantasy of a temp who messed up a lunch order and paid for it with his dignity.

October 8, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Everything about this curio is claustrophobic.

October 8, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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