Meryl Streep stars with Rick Springfield. Photo Credit: Sony Pictures
Meryl Streep’s new film “Ricki and the Flash” (3 Stars) is entertaining. I enjoyed the music along with her singing/guitar playing. Heck, I’d go to the movies and watch Meryl Streep read the dictionary! The scenes between Meryl and her ‘real life’ daughter Mammie Gunner are endearing; they’re both tender and genuine. The shocker is Rick Springfield. Having seen him in concert, I know he can hold his own while working an audience; but with Streep by his side; he beams like a ray of sunshine, pulling out all the stops. Kevin Kline gives his straight-laced character playfulness, which takes the edge off of the serious script/subject matter. Yes, Ricki was not very good at parenting, but the film shows us that redemption along with love is possible. Stay tuned, the radio podcast will be posted soon.