Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the Flash

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Ricki and the Flash

Meryl Streep leads this drama from screenwriter Diablo Cody (Young Adult, Juno) about an ageing rock star looking to connect with her estranged kids. Directed by Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia). Co-stars Kevin Kline and Streep's real-life daughter Mamie Gummer.

2015Rating: PG, Mild themes, drug use, sexual references and coarse language101 minsUSA
DramaMusic
Director:
Jonathan Demme ('Rachel Getting Married', 'Philadelphia', 'The Silence of the Lambs')
Writer:
Diablo Cody
Cast:
Meryl StreepKevin KlineMamie GummerHayse JackLuke Webb
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

This is a shaggy, easily distractible film that consistently defies expectations to both charming and baffling effect.

0
Time Out

Time Out

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A movie that gives Streep her most emotionally blocked character in years, without caricature.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Seems like a squandered opportunity for this humane, curious and liberal-minded filmmaker to reflect on some uncomfortable realities. This isn't really rock 'n' roll. It's easy listening.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Ricki and the Flash’s emotional intensity creeps up on you, and it’s all due to the performances. Everyone’s sympathetic, everyone’s got depth.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A bit saccharine and corny it may be, but that's always been the essence of a decent pub rock ballad.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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It helps that Kevin Kline excels as Ricki's ex, and Mamie Gummer, Streep's real-life daughter, imbues the fictional version with rare grit and grace. Otherwise, too many wrong notes.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Raises smart questions about why a mother’s musical ambitions are so much more selfish than, say, seven-time dad Mick Jagger’s.

0

Not very good

The characters were totally unengaging and you couldn't care less what happened to them. It's hard to believe that the director of a masterpiece like Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme) could turn out a piece of rubbish like this.

2.0
0

This movie made my day. Best bits were the bar scenes music, dancing, joking, cheering and friendships. This is a secondary role after the job as a checkout operator. Many of her friends turned up at the wedding reception. What a blast to see her introduce her partner to her sons and daughters and before the band began to play she acknowledged their...

4.0
0

A mistake for Meryl Streep

2.0
0

Everyone deserves a second chance at redeeming them self

This film will make you laugh , want to dance , sing and maybe tear up a little bit. Meryl Streep is so talented , a real heart felt story about a mother who left her family to be a rock star, years later once her kids are grown up, she is asked to come home by her ex husband played by Kevin Kline as there daughter's husband has left her for another women....

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This is a shaggy, easily distractible film that consistently defies expectations to both charming and baffling effect.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A movie that gives Streep her most emotionally blocked character in years, without caricature.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Seems like a squandered opportunity for this humane, curious and liberal-minded filmmaker to reflect on some uncomfortable realities. This isn't really rock 'n' roll. It's easy listening.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Ricki and the Flash’s emotional intensity creeps up on you, and it’s all due to the performances. Everyone’s sympathetic, everyone’s got depth.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A bit saccharine and corny it may be, but that's always been the essence of a decent pub rock ballad.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It helps that Kevin Kline excels as Ricki's ex, and Mamie Gummer, Streep's real-life daughter, imbues the fictional version with rare grit and grace. Otherwise, too many wrong notes.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Raises smart questions about why a mother’s musical ambitions are so much more selfish than, say, seven-time dad Mick Jagger’s.

0

Not very good

The characters were totally unengaging and you couldn't care less what happened to them. It's hard to believe that the director of a masterpiece like Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme) could turn out a piece of rubbish like this.

2.0
0

This movie made my day. Best bits were the bar scenes music, dancing, joking, cheering and friendships. This is a secondary role after the job as a checkout operator. Many of her friends turned up at the wedding reception. What a blast to see her introduce her partner to her sons and daughters and before the band began to play she acknowledged their...

4.0
0

A mistake for Meryl Streep

2.0
0

Everyone deserves a second chance at redeeming them self

This film will make you laugh , want to dance , sing and maybe tear up a little bit. Meryl Streep is so talented , a real heart felt story about a mother who left her family to be a rock star, years later once her kids are grown up, she is asked to come home by her ex husband played by Kevin Kline as there daughter's husband has left her for another...

4.0
0