The embargo from Sony has been lifted and we're getting several reviews for Ricki and the Flash, which of course opens nationwide on Friday. At the time of this posting, there are thirteen reviews on Rotten Tomatoes with a "fresh" rating of 69%. If that holds up this will be a critical hit. Of course, we can ultimately expect to get well over a hundred reviews, but it's encouraging to see its relatively positive start.
Regardless of the film's overall quality, I have not read a single negative comment about Meryl's performance. In fact, a few people are praising her as the best part of a good film. I'll have the opportunity to see it this weekend so hopefully I'll agree with the majority of reactions we've had thus far. A bit too early to tell if this will gain any awards traction. Golden Globe nod seems a slam dunk, but it may be more in the realm of Hope Springs when it comes to Oscar. If Pathé wanted to spice things up, they could speed up the release of Florence Foster Jenkins to December. Not out of the realm of possibility to have a film that completed shooting in July ready for cinemas five months later...but I doubt it.