Why yes, I DID promise you my review of Ricki and the Flash!
The movie hits theaters Friday and there are so many great pieces about it. Personally, I feel like the biggest mom-message is the struggles in mother/daughter relationships. Personally, I am a mom. And I'm a daughter. But I don't have a daughter. So I can't say I understand the 'mom' point of view by Meryl Streep as a daughter - but I know as a mom there is just something to be said about the gender equality problem we have.
In the movie, Ricki (played by Meryl Streep) and her daughter (played by Meryl's real life daughter Mami Gummer) reunite when Ricki's daughter found out her husband cheats on her and she goes through a drastic depression from it. Ricki goes home to her daughter to be a mom. Turns out her brother gets married at the same time and Ricki ends up shining in the end.
Doing movie reviews are always hard for me cause I don't want to take away too much from the ending - but this one is a classic family struggle that every family can related in some way.
I attended the junket last Sunday and got a chance to hear Rick Springfield PLAY! Plus we interviewed Meryl & her daughter. In the beginning I thought Mamie Gummer was SUPER shy. After about a zillion questions to Meryl & Rick - I piped in with my question.
What do you think is the one thing that Mamie told me that she taught Meryl? Tune in next week to find out!