• Ricki and the Flash (2015)

Ricki and the Flash

Release Date: August 7th, 2015

DVD Release Date: November 24th, 2015

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, Nick Westrate, Hailey Gates

Director: Jonathan Demme

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Clinica Estetico, LStar Capital, TriStar Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Wife, Son, 2010s, Brooding, Mother, Emotional, Growing up, Quest, Daughter, Creative, Bar, House

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John HazeltonScreen International

    A breezy but touching dysfunctional family dramedy, with real heart and some genuine musical soul. show more

  • 60
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Even with its well-observed moments, the movie’s nonmusical interactions, whether reaching for laughs or poignancy, too often feel flat and forced. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Seeking spontaneity and release for her character, Ms. Streep gets stuck in a laboriousness that I don’t want to belabor, since her efforts are gallant — she does her own singing and playing — and there are fleeting moments of real fun. Still, it’s hard not to wonder why so much in the movie went so wrong. show more

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