|Featuring:||Meryl Streep … Ricki
Kevin Kline … Pete Brummel
Sebastian Stan … Joshua
Mamie Gummer … Julie
Ben Platt … Daniel
Rick Springfield … Greg
Charlotte Rae … Oma
Audra McDonald … Maureen
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|Director:||Jonathan Demme—“The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004), “Philadelphia” (1993)|
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|Distributor:||TriStar Pictures, a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment|
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “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.
Decades after leaving, her ex-husband Pete asks her to visit Chicago and help their estranged, divorced-daughter Julie through a difficult time. She decides to be a mother again to her estranged children.
Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer (“Emily Owens M.D.” CW TV series), with Rick Springfield portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki, and Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband, and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.”
Violence: Minor / Profanity: Moderate / Sex/Nudity: Heavy
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