Jonathan Demme, director of acclaimed films such as ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Philadelphia’ brings us a lighter family drama with a musical base.
Needless to say Meryl Streep embodies the character of Ricki like she does any of her other characters. She adds her own touch of course, with little quirks and pronounced movements.
Her daughter, Mamie Gummer, who has acted with her before, is given the spot light, as her on screen offspring. It’s difficult to shine in the presence of Meryl, but she leaves an impact.
Kevin Kline and the cast that make up the rest of her family and her musical crew, support the story well.
The plot is centred around family drama, the will to follow your passion and express your individual self. For that and for Meryl, watch it.