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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.

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Sandra Oh
as Michelle
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Critic Reviews for Rick

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

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] 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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Impressive -- and utterly depressing -- feature debut.

October 7, 2004

It's rotten to the core and right down to the end. But if you find that such extremes can be fascinating, then the movie may cheer you, not because it is happy, but because it goes for broke.

October 6, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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