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Ricki and the Flash (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 7 August 2015 (USA)
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A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Greg
Rick Rosas ...
Buster
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Joe
Bernie Worrell ...
Billy
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Daniel
Peter C. Demme ...
Walt
Jim Roche ...
Provocative Dancer
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Provocative Dancer
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Sharon
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Whitey
Big Jim Wheeler ...
Elvis Guy
Brooklyn Demme ...
Salt Well Drinker
Eamon O'Rourke ...
Salt Well Dancer
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Troy (as Aaron Clifton Moten)
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A woman named Linda leaves her family to pursue her dream of being a rock star. And she hasn't achieved the notoriety she hoped for. Her ex-husband calls her to tell her that her daughter suffered a breakdown because her husband left her. She goes back to Indianapolis. But her daughter doesn't exactly welcome her with open arms. But she stays and tries. And her sons also don't welcome her warmly. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Get Ready to Rock. Get Ready to Love. Get Ready for Ricki.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated PG - 13 for thematic material, brief drug content, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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7 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ricki and the Flash: Entre la fama y la familia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,610,961 (USA) (7 August 2015)

Gross:

$26,822,144 (USA) (9 October 2015)
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Trivia

In the scene at the breakfast table with the family, Pete wears an Indiana University T-Shirt. In real life Kevin Kline did go to college at Indiana. See more »

Goofs

When Pete is testing Ricki on the PLU codes for various items, she incorrectly states that organic milk is "94011" which is the code for organic bananas. The code she states for bananas is incorrect as well. See more »

Quotes

Pete: I thought we were your dream.
Ricki: I can't have two dreams.
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Crazy Credits

The credits are accompanied by a clip of Ricki and the Flash singing "Cold One" at the wedding. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 10 August 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Paint It Black
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Feelies
Courtesy of Bar None Records
By arrangement with Rhino Independent/ADA Licensing, a divsion of Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Meryl can rock, I mean really
8 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ricki(Meryl Streep) a 60 something year old former rocker, who plays gigs at nights, and is a big hit at the bar she plays at, but by day she works as a cashier at a supermarket. But one day Ricki gets a call from her ex husband(Kevin Kline) saying there daughter Julie(Mamie Gummer, Streep's real life daughter) is in midst of a mental breakdown after her marriage fell apart. Ricki flies down in hopes that she can help. But will be able to reconnect with the family she abandoned?

Meryl Streep is good here, giving a good comedic/dramatic performance, and I really liked her musical talent also, I know she has showed it other films, but still always a joy. And she and Kevin Kline have such great chemistry. It was cool seeing Mamie Gummer acting with her mother, she proves that she is every bit as talented in acting. I hope she will fall into her own, and not being thought of as Meryl Streep's daughter. Rick Springfield is great as Streep's guitarist boyfriend. A great light on it's feet film.


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