Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield
Director: Jonathan Demme
Synopsis: 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.
Ricki And The Flash
Release Date: August 27th, 2015
Review: This is a movie I would highly recommend, a must see. It was totally different than I expected, brilliant acting and the story was much more than I imagined it would be (I also noted it was based on a true story). It had my friend and I both in tears and laughter, making a marked impression on us both, evolving into a deep and very meaningful conversation, about our lives as well as some of the issues covered in the progression as the film unfolded.
The role and character of Ricki (portrayed so brilliantly by Meryl Streep) a middle age woman with an ex-husband and grown children, who had to follow her dream to be a singer, even though it meant being in poverty and struggling to make ends meet.. And all the consequences this had on her life and her children. Big stuff and issues evolved, caused angst and backlash that were eventually resolved by her continuing to be truly herself!
Love story too, values and instability versus stability and women fitting the status quo (or in this case not). Living not just existing in life, no matter the odds. Called back to the life she could have led as an affluent woman in society, by her daughters attempted suicide.
How she dealt with it by with support of her best-friend and eventually her love of her life, and lots of ordinary but magnificent followers and friend.
Had a moral and depth that was perfection to watch, feel and be emotionally touched and involved by it. Came to her own ability to break down the barriers and walls that are the considered norms of our society.
I took away many remarkable insights. From some of the things that were said and done. In the end masks and history were dropped and used to create a magnificent reuniting of family and issues, unaddressed and festering dormant and touching.
In reality love being the thing when true and unadorned evolved into what was a magical movie to see.
We have already let many of our friends know that it is a must see movie!
Cast were brilliant and played their roles with expertise and insight. I went not knowing much and feel that only added to my pleasure and connectedness.
Definitely an Award Winning Movie.
-Jeannie Bliss Foye
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