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      Ricki and the Flash

      PG-13 Released Aug 7, 2015 1h 40m Comedy Drama TRAILER for Ricki and the Flash: International Trailer 2 List Ricki and the Flash: International Trailer 2 Ricki and the Flash: International Trailer 2 1:37 Ricki and the Flash: International Trailer 1 Ricki and the Flash: International Trailer 1 1:57 View more videos
      65% Tomatometer 200 Reviews 43% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings It's been a roller-coaster ride for Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep), a one-time wife and mother of three who left her family behind to follow her dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom in California. Now, the singer and guitarist must face the music when she returns home to Indiana to reconnect with ex-husband Pete (Kevin Kline), troubled daughter Julie, engaged son Josh and younger son Adam. Filled with regret, Ricki hopes to find redemption for all of the bad choices that she made in the past. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Meryl Streep's outstanding work helps Ricki and the Flash overcome its inconsistent tone and fairly predictable premise.

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      Anthony Lane New Yorker Demme is unrivalled at filming bands at play—and at noticing the folks who listen and dance along—and Streep’s part is worthy of her formidable gifts. Aug 29, 2022 Full Review Catherine Eaton Bitch Media [Ricki And The Flash] carries a maturity that her earlier films lacked... Despite that, the movie ends in a syrupy sweet reconciliation. Feb 9, 2021 Full Review Max Weiss Baltimore Magazine Streep makes us care about Ricki even when she's being a stubborn jerk. It's another astonishing performance by her, in a film just good enough to deserve it. Rated: 3/4 Jun 12, 2016 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Cody and her characters have more esteem for Ricki than the audience, and she never quite convinces us that the character is worth the complete redemption she receives. Rated: 2/4 May 29, 2022 Full Review Joanne Laurier World Socialist Web Site Ricki and the Flash is stale, slapdash filmmaking-with the inevitable incorporation of identity politics-and largely a placeholder. Feb 26, 2021 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com The truth is that there are a handful of performers who make nearly everything they do better. Streep is one of these performers. Rated: 2.5/4.0 Sep 21, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Simon T It's well acted but only the early awkward scenes with the estranged family failing to connect have enough comic mileage. Kevin Kline is wasted as Meryl Streep's ex-husband, and Jonathan Demme fails to pull it all together. He loses sight of the core plot, sacrificing way too much screen time to Streep's endless wannabe rock chick doodlings. What starts astringent ends as mush. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/12/24 Full Review Alec B This is the type of role I'd like to see Streep do more (weird, unglamorous, and funny), I just wish the performance was in a better movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/14/23 Full Review Gerald F Thought it was an excellent story/plot superb acting by Streep & Springfield. Not many of these band type stories play out well, but this one certainly did. Loved it!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/28/23 Full Review Diana D Liked watched because of Rick Springfield love him. The music is great Meryl Streep can really rock it. The first hour and a half was good. A mother being there for her daughter to help her get back on feet and facing her other children what I disliked was what happened did they become a happy family after they played in a band. I had to fast forward the music it was a bit much. Rick Springfield goergeous as ever !!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/16/23 Full Review Pamela H It look me a long time to decide to watch this movie. Meryl Streep looked so cartoonish that I was afraid it would be a silly movie. It turned out to be even worse than I expected. I think Meryl Streep is a wonderful actress, but she didn't do herself any favors by overacting in this silly movie. With the exception of Kevin Kline, everybody overacted. So much yelling! The story was ridiculous. She didn't do a half-bad job of singing/playing guitar, but she plays as unlikable a character as I've seen. The ending was sickly sweet. Good Lord. They all are so much better than this-the actors, Jonathan Demme, Diablo Cody; unimaginable talent. I can't imagine how it all could go so wrong. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 06/20/23 Full Review matthew r Decent. Not a huge fan of Meryl Streep but it was a fun, albeit disjointed story, where a couple of songs and everyone is forgiven in the end. Worth it if you're looking for a dorky light movie to watch. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis It's been a roller-coaster ride for Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep), a one-time wife and mother of three who left her family behind to follow her dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom in California. Now, the singer and guitarist must face the music when she returns home to Indiana to reconnect with ex-husband Pete (Kevin Kline), troubled daughter Julie, engaged son Josh and younger son Adam. Filled with regret, Ricki hopes to find redemption for all of the bad choices that she made in the past.
      Director
      Jonathan Demme
      Producer
      Marc Platt, Gary Goetzman, Diablo Cody, Mason Novick
      Screenwriter
      Diablo Cody
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Production Co
      Clinica Estetico, TriStar Pictures, LStar Capital
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Brief Drug Content|Sexuality|Thematic Material)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 7, 2015, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 4, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $26.8M
      Runtime
      1h 40m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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