Meryl Streep as a past-her-prime 1970’s Rock’N’Roll singer? Oh I had to see this. It is interesting that, out of a year of so much polarization, it is sort of soothing to come up with a movie that was middle of the road. By no means was this the films ambition, the film certainly has ambition a plenty. Sadly though, sometimes things didn’t go quite as planned… That is just how it works sometimes and you have something that just comes across as a little odd, which is exactly what Ricki & The Flash is, a solid amount of ambition mixed in with an odd story, and even odder pacing.
Ricki & The Flash is one of those movies for your mom and dad. It is a movie geared towards the nostalgia of that generation now well in their fifties to sixties. With tracks from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and with a co-starring of Rick Springfield of all people mixed in with the story of upper middle class people dealing with the problems of divorce and the adulthood of their children. For any of you who get pissy from seeing the ‘Only 90’s kids will get this’, if you get misty eyed at this movie, you have no room to judge! Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Ricki & The Flash”