Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the Flash

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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Ricki and the Flash / Reviews

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

There is an infinitesimal danger in an actress attaining the standing of Meryl Streep. Alongside the incredible body of work, the boggling amounts of talent and delightful self-deprecating charm comes the capacity to make any film into a Meryl Streep Movie, nay a Streep Cinematic Sensation.

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Variety

Variety

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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Stuff

Stuff

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

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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

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

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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

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