Ricki and the Flash

Synopsis: A woman named Linda leaves her family to pursue her dream of being a rock star. And she hasn't achieved the notoriety she hoped for. Her ex-husband calls her to tell her that her daughter suffered a breakdown because her husband left her. She goes back to Indianapolis. But her daughter doesn't exactly welcome her with open arms. But she stays and tries. And her sons also don't welcome her warmly.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Jonathan Demme
Production: Sony Pictures
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Yes, mama!

I love you, ricki!

- Ricki! I love you, ricki!

- Heh-heh-heh.

Thanks, everybody.

Thank you, my sweet Daniel.

- I adore you.

- Aw.

Good evening, tarzana!

- I owe 10?

- That was tom petty.

"American girl" from 197...

What was it, Greg?

'77. Yeah.

'77. Wow.

And, you know, I am proud

to be an American girl

born in the best country

in the world.

I know you're proud too, Walt.

Thank you, ma'am.

Yes, sir. Too bad

things aren't being run

very well these days.

Anyway, I'm ricki rendazzo,

and I'd like to take this minute

to introduce my band, the flash.

We've been the house band here

at the salt well since 2008.

Yeah, that was the year

we elected you-know-who.

No offense, Billy.

Ha-ha-ha. Whoa!

Yeah, we joke around.

Anyway, speaking of Billy,

he's the man on keys.

The great Billy lambert.

- And we got buster frye on bass.

- Buster.

- Mr. Joey sweeney on the drums.

- Ow!

Newly single, ladies.

- Call me, Joe.

- And finally...

My right hand man,

Mr. Greg sandoval,

- and his sweet Gibson sg.

- Yeah.


And, you know, uh...

I've been told it's not good

to date someone in the band

but honestly, I don't think

it's hurting our sound, right?

- We're not really dating, Greg.

- Oh.

Excuse me, is that not

the correct terminology?

Are we hooking up

like my kid says, right?

- Yes.

- Yeah, yeah.

Well, we've been spending

some time together, yeah.

I spend time with buster.

I think you and I are different.

Sh*t, I hope so. Sh*t.

Okay, I think this is

a conversation for backstage.

So let's just round it up, okay?

We learned a tune since

our last gig at the salt well.

Because some of you have asked

for more of today's hits.

Yeah. Yeah.

- And we aim to please. Okay.

- Whoo!

Come on, come on.

Here you go, ricki.

Margarita for my queen.

Oh. Thank you, darling.

Yes, of course.

Hey, Danny, I'm sorry

I couldn't talk before the gig.

Vocal rest. Oh, please.

Vocal rest? She thinks this is

Madison square garden. Ha-ha-ha.

Hey, i... Joe:
Great set, man.

I take things seriously, that's all.

I know. I love that about you.

I'm sorry that I, um...

Sorry about what I said onstage.

That was just some fun banter.

Heh, heh.

You know, the crowd loves

that drama and tension. Yeah?

Good one. Thanks, boy.

That was just, uh...

Anyway, that was what made

fleetwood Mac really popular.

- Okay.

- Your purse is vibrating.

If she moved with me, she

wouldn't need that kind of thing.

It's probably my manager.

He's, like, 17.


Where's that? Bufu Egypt?

It's Indianapolis. Hm.

It's a telemarketer.

I once got an Old Navy credit

card. It haunts me to this day.

Our barista Maxine

has delicious,

dairy-free, premium.

Good morning. Hey.

Good morning to you.


It's ringing up. Okay.

That's the way it goes. One.

Okay, that's 447.74. Ouch.

I guess that's why they call it

"total paycheck."

Well, that actually is truly

my total paycheck. Heh, heh.

Four forty-seven, seventy-four.

That's about

what I make in a week. Heh.

How about that? Ooh.

And you'd like $150 cash back.

Yes, please.

Can an associate meet

a customer in frozen foods?

There you go.

There's your receipt.

Thank you.

Thank you so much, sir.

Have a good day.

Let me know how you like those

protein cookies. Yeah, right.


You alienated the customer.

I... I need you to satisfy

and delight the customer.

Okay. I'm sorry, Troy.

No, it's okay.

Just remember, gratitude.

- Cool. Thanks. Hi.

- Hi.


Come on.

- Hello.

- Linda?

You actually picked up.

I was expecting

maybe you'd gotten, you know,

another new phone number.

I'm sorry. I don't have...

I can't figure out how to set up

the message box thing.

You know me. Ha-ha-ha.

Oh, yeah.


What's the problem, Pete?

It's Julie. Max left her.

Where'd he go?

"Where'd he go?"

He left her. He's divorcing her.

He met someone new.

How is Julie?

Well, that's

really why I'm calling you.

She's not well.

She's absolutely unhinged.

She's been here at the house

now for a few days.

She hasn't changed her clothes,

she hasn't showered.

Uh, she's a wreck. I'm worried.

Okay. How is your wife

handling all this?

Maureen is in Seattle

visiting her father.

He is failing. Oh, right.

He has Alzheimer's.

No, it's als.

Yeah, that's short

for Alzheimer's, right?

No, it's not.

Okay, so how can I help?

Well, um...

You could be there

for your daughter.


Oh, yeah.

Please have ids

and tickets ready to view.

Belts and shoes off, please.

If you have a laptop, please

put it in a bin by itself.

Please take

your keys, cell phones

and metal objects

out of your pockets.

With a little spit and shine

we'll be fine

who are you dropping off?

Uh, ricki rendazzo.

And you're here to see?

The brummels. Pete brummel.

Can I see some ID?

What? ID, ma'am.

Here you go.

Thank you.

This says "Linda."

Yeah, that's my given name,

but Pete knows that

I prefer to go by ricki,

so I'm sure he'll

probably... here you are.

Linda brummel.


I don't have any money.

Let me.

Here. I'll get those.

Hey, who is this?

Is this ralphie?

No, that's sigma.

Ralphie passed away

a few years ago.

Excess bloat. Aw.

Well, then we're new

to each other, huh?

How was your flight?

It was fine, but travel

has really changed

since we took

the kids to disneyworld.

That was 1988.

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