TRAILER: Meryl Streep Rocks It Out in ‘Ricki and the Flash’ trailer
From Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) comes the trailer for Sony‘s Ricki and the Flash and starring three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep. Yep, that’s a lot of Oscars in that group. In the film, Streep plays Ricki Randazzo, an old-school rocker who left her family in her order to pursue her singing career and must now come back to face the music when her daughter needs her most. There’s something kind of bland about the trailer though and it’s probably the dialogue. Every scene chosen doesn’t feel like it was written by Diablo Cody at all; it’s clichéd and generic, there’s no spark or sass to it. It also pretty much gives away the entire film right up to the ending, as predictable as it is. Here’s hoping there’s more to it than this.
The film also stars Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan and Streep’s daughter Mamie Gummer. It opens wide on August 7th.
Check out a new, slightly different trailer below: