Looking for a great girls’ night out movie this weekend? Ricki and the Flash is the one to see. Full of heart, this quirky, fun feel-good movie will make you laugh and maybe make you shed a tear. And if you were born before 1990, you’ll definitely be brought back to your childhood. Starring Meryl Streep as Ricki Rendazzo, you can count on Meryl to do what she does best. Simply be MERYL. Whether she’s acting or singing, she’s always incredible. I’ll watch this movie again just to see her. Oh, and can I just say how adorable Rick Springfield is? Wow, there’s a scene when he’s playing at the Salt Well and his shirt is off. I know he’s old enough to be my father but daaaaaamn.
Oh, and my friend Carol of AllMommyWants.com was lucky enough to attend the press junket in NYC for our friend Lori and interviewed Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, and Mamie Gummer. Read Carol’s guest post interview on Lori’s blog A Day in Motherhhood.
Here are 6 reasons to see Ricki and the Flash
- It’s full of great moments between moms and daughters and tough moments we all have in those relationships.
- It’s the 80’s all over again (hair, leggings, music)
- 1968 Gibson SG
- Margaritas and olive branches
- A great cast: Meryl Streep as Ricki Rendazzo; Mamie Gummer as Julie; Rick Springfield as Greg; Kevin Kline as Pete; Audra McDonald as Maureen; Sebastian Stan as Joshua
- Great quotes about life and relationships:
- “You think because you screwed up once you don’t get a second chance?”
- “It really doesn’t matter if your kids love you or not. It’s not their job to love you. It’s your job to love them.”
- “Sometimes a girls just needs her mother.”
- “This shit show is making my day.”
- “I love my dog.” “Well, now you have two.”
Ricki and the Flash Trailer
Ricki and the Flash opens everywhere August 7, 2015.
Meryl Streep 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 Ricki and the Flash. In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.
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