|Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Diablo Cody
Role: Sebastian Stan (Josh)
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music
Release Date: August 7, 2015
Cast: Sebastian Stan (Josh), Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Kevin Kline
Plot Summary: In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.
- Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer are mother and daughter in real life.
- The apartment complex where Linda (Meryl Streep) lived was the same apartment complex used in the first Karate Kid movie.
- Rick Springfield, who plays Ricki’s boyfriend and bandmate Greg, has had a long career as both a rock performer (including the perennial radio hit “Jessie’s Girl,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1981) and as an actor (he has had regular roles on such TV shows as “General Hospital” and “True Detective”).
- The scene with Linda (Ricki), and Greg arrive in “Indianapolis” for Josh’s wedding and they are at a Best Western is actually a Best Western in Nyack, NY.