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''Ricki and the Flash'' is a 2015 SliceOfLife movie, written by Creator/DiabloCody and directed by Creator/JonathanDemme, about Ricki (but not ''the'' [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]).

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''Ricki and the Flash'' is a 2015 SliceOfLife movie, written by Creator/DiabloCody and directed by Creator/JonathanDemme, about Ricki (but not ''the'' [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]). \n The film is Demme's final dramatic work as a director, released before his death in 2017. [[note]]His final overall work as a director was the documentary/concert film ''Music/JustinTimberlake + The Tennessee Kids''.[[/note]]


Also stars Creator/KevinKline as Ricky's ex-husband Pete, Creator/SebastianStan as her middle son Joshua and Rick Springfield as her lead guitarist Greg.

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Also stars Creator/KevinKline as Ricky's ex-husband Pete, Creator/SebastianStan as her middle son Joshua and Rick Springfield Music/RickSpringfield as her lead guitarist Greg.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Adam refers to how not all gay men can get married in the US as the reason why he isn't married, something that would be changed by June 2015.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Adam refers to how not all gay men can get married in the US as the reason why he isn't married, something that would be changed by June 2015.


Creator/MerylStreep stars as aging rock musician "Ricki Rendazzo"--real name Linda Bromwell--who abandoned her family years ago in pursuit of fame and fortune, but now mostly plays in a California bar in front of a handful of loyal fans while working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. After receiving a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband, Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.

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Creator/MerylStreep stars as aging rock musician "Ricki Rendazzo"--real name Linda Bromwell--who abandoned her family years ago in pursuit of fame and fortune, but now mostly plays in at a California dive bar in front of a handful of loyal fans while working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. After receiving a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband, Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.


Creator/MerylStreep stars as aging rock musician "Ricki Rendazzo"--real name Linda Bromwell--who abandoned her family years ago in pursuit of fame and fortune... but now mostly plays in a California bar in front of a handful of loyal fans, meanwhile working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. After receiving a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband, Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.

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Creator/MerylStreep stars as aging rock musician "Ricki Rendazzo"--real name Linda Bromwell--who abandoned her family years ago in pursuit of fame and fortune... fortune, but now mostly plays in a California bar in front of a handful of loyal fans, meanwhile fans while working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. After receiving a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband, Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.


Creator/MerylStreep stars as aging rock musician "Ricki Rendazzo"--real name Linda Bromwell--who abandoned her family years ago in pursuit of fame and fortune... but now mostly plays in a California bar in front of a handful of loyal fans, meanwhile working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. She receives a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband. Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.

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Creator/MerylStreep stars as aging rock musician "Ricki Rendazzo"--real name Linda Bromwell--who abandoned her family years ago in pursuit of fame and fortune... but now mostly plays in a California bar in front of a handful of loyal fans, meanwhile working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. She receives After receiving a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband. husband, Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.


Creator/MerylStreep stars as aging rock musician Ricki Rendazzo--real name Linda Bromwell--who abandoned her family years ago in pursuit of fame and fortune... but now mostly plays in a California bar in front of a handful of loyal fans, meanwhile working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. She receives a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband. Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.

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Creator/MerylStreep stars as aging rock musician Ricki Rendazzo--real "Ricki Rendazzo"--real name Linda Bromwell--who abandoned her family years ago in pursuit of fame and fortune... but now mostly plays in a California bar in front of a handful of loyal fans, meanwhile working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. She receives a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband. Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.


Creator/MerylStreep plays Ricki Rendazzo - real name Linda Bromwell - an ageing rock musician. She abandoned her family in the pursuit of fame and fortune years ago - but now mostly plays in a California bar in front of a handful of loyal fans, meanwhile working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. She receives a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband. Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.

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Creator/MerylStreep plays stars as aging rock musician Ricki Rendazzo - real Rendazzo--real name Linda Bromwell - an ageing rock musician. She Bromwell--who abandoned her family years ago in the pursuit of fame and fortune years ago - fortune... but now mostly plays in a California bar in front of a handful of loyal fans, meanwhile working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. She receives a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband. Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.


''Ricki and the Flash'' is a 2015 SliceOfLife movie directed by Creator/JonathanDemme, about Ricki (but not ''the'' [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]).

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''Ricki and the Flash'' is a 2015 SliceOfLife movie movie, written by Creator/DiabloCody and directed by Creator/JonathanDemme, about Ricki (but not ''the'' [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]).


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''Ricki and the Flash'' is a 2015 SliceOfLife movie about Ricki (but not ''the'' [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]). Creator/MerylStreep plays Ricki Rendazzo - real name Linda Bromwell - an ageing rock musician. She abandoned her family in the pursuit of fame and fortune years ago - but now mostly plays in a California bar in front of a handful of loyal fans, meanwhile working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. She receives a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband. Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.

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''Ricki and the Flash'' is a 2015 SliceOfLife movie directed by Creator/JonathanDemme, about Ricki (but not ''the'' [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]). Flash]]).

Creator/MerylStreep plays Ricki Rendazzo - real name Linda Bromwell - an ageing rock musician. She abandoned her family in the pursuit of fame and fortune years ago - but now mostly plays in a California bar in front of a handful of loyal fans, meanwhile working the till at a supermarket to make ends meet. She receives a call that her daughter Julie (played by Streep's real life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been left by her husband. Ricki travels back to reconnect with her family.





* DoingItForTheArt: In-universe. Ricki only has a handful of loyal fans to see her perform, but she does it out of sheer love.



* DoingItForTheArt: In-universe. Ricki only has a handful of loyal fans to see her perform, but she does it out of sheer love.



* ParodySue: Maureen is literally the perfect mother. But she's so inhumanly perfect it's clear she's meant as a {{Foil}} for Ricki.








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* CoolOldLady: PlayedForDrama in Ricki's case. While she fits the stereotypical requirements - in her fifties at least and fronting a rock band - she's shown to have baggage of her own.

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* CoolOldLady: PlayedForDrama in Ricki's case. While she fits the stereotypical requirements - in requirements--in her fifties at least and fronting a rock band - she's band--she's shown to have baggage of her own.



* YourCheatingHeart: Julie's husband was already cheating on her and eventually called off the marriage.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Julie's husband was already cheating on her and eventually called off the marriage.marriage.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Ricki's son Daniel. When she first mentions him, she asks if he's seeing anyone - prompting a nervous glance from his two siblings. When we meet him, he's rather camp and using expressions like "cray cray". He then outright says he's gay.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Ricki's son Daniel.Adam. When she first mentions him, she asks if he's seeing anyone - prompting a nervous glance from his two siblings. When we meet him, he's rather camp and using expressions like "cray cray". He then outright says he's gay.



* MaybeEverAfter: Daniel's story ends with him chatting up a guy at Joshua's wedding.

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* MaybeEverAfter: Daniel's Adam's story ends with him chatting up a guy at Joshua's wedding.



* NiceMeanAndInBetween: Ricki's three children: Joshua (Nice), Julie (Mean) and Daniel (In-between).

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* NiceMeanAndInBetween: Ricki's three children: Joshua (Nice), Julie (Mean) and Daniel Adam (In-between).


Also stars Kevin Kline as Ricky's ex-husband Pete, Sebastian Stan as her middle son Joshua and Rick Springfield as her lead guitarist Greg.

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Also stars Kevin Kline Creator/KevinKline as Ricky's ex-husband Pete, Sebastian Stan Creator/SebastianStan as her middle son Joshua and Rick Springfield as her lead guitarist Greg.



* AlliterativeName: '''R'''icki '''R'''endazzo.



* FamilyVersusCareer: The film's premise is the fallout of Ricki abandoning her family for fame and fortune many years back.



* IronyAsSheIsCast: A movie about a musician stars Broadway powerhouse Audra [=McDonald=] and she does not sing at all.


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* ProtagonistTitle: Unsurprisingly, Ricki is the main character.


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* StageName: Ricki's real name is actually Linda Bromwell.
* TeamTitle: The title refers to the band.

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