Ricki and the Flash
Three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep goes electric and takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in the uplifting comedy Ricki and the Flash. In a film loaded with music and live performance, Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her family.
Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, who plays her fictional daughter; Rick Springfield, who takes on the role of a Flash member in love with Ricki; and Kevin Kline, who portrays Ricki's long-suffering ex-husband.
- " The truth is that there are a handful of performers who make nearly everything they do better. Streep is one of these performers. " – Richard Propes
- " Ricki managed to get under my skin through the course of her story, and I left the cinema feeling nourished, my heart warmed and a smile on my face. " – Kate Rodger
- " The film is a good effort from Diablo Cody, but ultimately Ricki and the Flash is just a feel good film. " – Brigid Presecky