Ricki and The Flash Movie Makeover, Dinner & Party Bus #RickiandTheFlash #RickiJunket
I had a fun filled weekend covering the Ricki and The Flash press junket that involved movies, makeovers, BBQ and maybe a party bus with a stripper pole. Say what?! Let's recap all the fun from the beginning...
Note: I was invited by Sony as media to the screening and press junket. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.
Written by Christina Chin, who's hip, fashionable and located in New York City.
The afternoon started off with Sony inviting bloggers to an early screening of the new Meryl Streep movie, Ricki and the Flash that comes out this Friday, August 7th.
After the screening was a mini reception that had drinks & hors d'oeurves where I joined other bloggers to receive a mini makeover before the evening activities. While I received the glamour curls and smokey eye look, a few of the other bloggers got the signature side braids a la Ricki and makeup done.
With everyone all done up and ready to rock the night, we boarded a 'shuttle' to head over to dinner and live music. The shuttle ended up less of a shuttle van and more of a complete new party bus, pumping music, strobe lights and stripper pole included! Talk about rockin' out and gettin' the party started (you will get this reference once you watch the movie!)
Then we arrived at Hill Country BBQ in Flatiron, where a live band performing on stage rounded out the fun music theme night.
Everyone had fun and stuffed themselves with delicious BBQ food and drinks, including a special 'Ricki and the Splash' drink! Then we all headed home for the night. The next day would be full day for the press junket for Ricki and the Flash! Recap coming soon!
Meryl Streep 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 Ricki and the Flash. 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. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan and Rick Springfield
Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Diablo Cody
To learn more, visit - www.rickiandtheflashmovie.com
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