RICKI AND THE FLASH Trailer: Meryl Streep Tries to Balance Stardom and Family

Sony Pictures just released a new international trailer for Jonathan Demme‘s Ricki and the Flash and while it does have a little new footage in it, it still suffers from the same problems the first one had – it’s super cheesy and leaves you with the impression that you’ve just seen the whole movie. This one also doesn’t seem to know how to transition from scene to scene without using one fade to black after the next, which is definitely a bit distracting.

Meryl Streep leads the film as Ricki, a musician who once chose her career over her family, and now must return home to make things right with them. Catch her in action in the new Ricki and the Flash trailer for yourself below. The film also stars Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Rick SpringfieldSebastian Stan and Audra McDonald, and is due in theaters on August 7th.

Here’s the official synopsis for Ricki and the Flash:

Three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep goes electric and takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in the uplifting comedy Ricki and the Flash. In a film loaded with music and live performance, Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, who plays her fictional daughter; Rick Springfield, who takes on the role of a Flash member in love with Ricki; and Kevin Kline, who portrays Ricki’s long-suffering ex-husband.


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