A mysterious little fable from one of TrustMovies' favorite directors -- François Ozon -- RICKY offers, in this age of multi-million-dollar special effects, a creation so simple, endearing and splendid that you can perhaps say, "Now, I've seen everything!", and go to your grave a happy man or woman.
The special effect in question is just a baby. But what a baby!
The meaning that Ozon (pictured at left, holding Ricky) hopes to provide via his little wonder is another matter, and part of the movie's charm and weight comes from the fact that this writer/director leaves quite a bit of his message open-ended. You can take away from Ricky metaphors and ideas about religion (a new and "special" birth), homosexuality (a subject never far from Ozon and here perhaps depicted as a different kind of "other"), the media (oh, those destructive bastards!), the family (Ricky serves each member of his rather well) and probably several other matters. Each works, though not completely.