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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.

Director:

Jonathan Demme

Writer:

Diablo Cody
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meryl Streep ... Ricki
Rick Springfield ... Greg
Rick Rosas Rick Rosas ... Buster
Joe Vitale Joe Vitale ... Joe
Bernie Worrell ... Billy
Ben Platt ... Daniel
Peter C. Demme Peter C. Demme ... Walt
Jim Roche Jim Roche ... Provocative Dancer
Alexa Klienbard Alexa Klienbard ... Provocative Dancer
Keala Settle ... Sharon
Joe Toutebon ... Whitey
Jim Wheeler Jim Wheeler ... Elvis Guy (as Big Jim Wheeler)
Brooklyn Demme Brooklyn Demme ... Salt Well Drinker
Eamon O'Rourke Eamon O'Rourke ... Salt Well Dancer
Aaron Moten ... Troy (as Aaron Clifton Moten)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ricki and the Flash See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,610,961, 9 August 2015

Gross USA:

$26,822,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,325,328
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the final film Jonathan Demme directed before his death in 2017. See more »

Goofs

Ricki flies to and from Indianapolis via JetBlue, which does not fly to and from Indianapolis. See more »

Quotes

Ricki: No, a heart isn't something that's like a steak, you know, that spoils. A heart is like a big mac; it just sits and sits and sits. It gets older, but it doesn't change.
Ricki: It lives forever. I saw it on 60 Minutes!
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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

References Nosferatu (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
Written by Richard Wagner
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Good afternoon respite
15 August 2015 | by pamma09See all my reviews

After reading mixed reviews for this movie and I make up my own mind - this is a delight, a relatively quiet film with some really good music. A story of a mother who went her own way and how she works to right a few things and make amends with her three children. Meryl Streep working with her own daughter was good to watch. Easy to see the genes working well together. Some of my favorite actors are in this movie - Kevin Kline is another actor that I would not miss a film of his, of course Meryl Streep - I love the variety of films she does and excels at. Audra McDonald - so good as the step-mother. This is a story of a mother who wants to be there for her daughter who is experiencing a heartbreak of her own., You get the impression that Rikki almost misses what she left. But she has a strong man by her side and has trouble letting herself acknowledging it. This is a good movie, a quiet family drama movie and as I said a movie with some great music. The last scenes make you want to get up an dance.


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