Early last February I wrote that the August 7th release date of Ricki and the Flash seemed to indicate caution on the part of TriStar, the distributor. A drama directed by the widely respected Jonathan Demme, written by Diablo Cody and starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline? I don’t know a  thing but Ricki looks — emphasis on that word — like “the first high-pedigree, seemingly interesting 2015 film to be…I don’t want to say dumped but that release date has certainly lowered expectations all around.”