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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
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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 »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ricki and The Flash: Entre la fama y la familia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,610,961, 9 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,822,144, 11 October 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rick Springfield, who played Greg, Ricki's boyfriend and bandmate, had a long career as both a rock performer (including the perennial radio hit "Jessie's Girl," which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1981) and as an actor (he had regular roles on such television shows as General Hospital (1963) and True Detective (2014)). See more »

Goofs

When the cab drops Ricki off in Indianapolis it says "Indi" on the side of the cab. The correct shorthand is Indy. See more »

Quotes

Pete: This is -
[takes cookie dough roll and spoon from Ricki]
Pete: No.
Ricki: I'm eating that. I'm...
Pete: It's bad for you.
Ricki: I don't care.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Milk 'N' Honey
Written by Sister Carol East (as Carole T. East)
Performed by Sister Carol East (as Sister Carol)
Courtesy of Black Cinderella Productions
Under license from Black Cinderella Publishing
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We both hated this film and walked out after 30 or 40 minutes
17 August 2015 | by lawkansasSee all my reviews

My wife and I (both Baby Boomers) went to see this movie on a Sunday afternoon in August, 2015. The audience consisted of mostly women who were older than the two of us. The movie started off good enough...as we both were enjoying the music in the opening scene/s involving the band. We have seen Rick Springfield in concert, by the way, and we both are big fans of his.

The scene at dinner, however, with all the people arguing and hating each other literally drove us out of the theater. This is a comedy ?? Who wants to see this kind of hatred and bickering on the big screen? Not funny at all for us, so we left and I could not wait to write this review.


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