As we all know by now, Meryl Streep can do no wrong. She's basically the closest thing we have to Jesus, but even with that said, I'm not sure I'm all the way on board with Ricki and the Flash. Sure, the idea of La Streep as an aging '80s rocker reuniting with her estranged family sounds okay.
But it's no Death Becomes Her. Or a Devil Wears Prada. Or even a Julie and Julia. The lighter side of Meryl is always a delight, and homegirl could take a dump on-screen for two hours and get an Oscar nom -- or at the very least, a Golden Globe. But will Ricki be another great character to add to her pantheon of memorable performances?
Helping to answer this quandry is a presumably leaked snippet of Meryl/Ricki's performance of Lady Gaga's modern classic, "Bad Romance." It sounds like your mom singing "Bad Romance" on karaoke night at the local gay bar, if your mom was Meryl Goddamn Streep.
Still not sure if Ricki and the Flash will be worth it, but who can resist our greatest living actress belting out, "Ra-ra-ooh-la-la"?
No one, that's who. Check out the sound clip below: