Films: Mamie Gummer

Ricki and the Flash

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jonathan Demme
  • Written by: Diablo Cody
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer
  • UK release: 7 August 2015

Ricki (Streep) left her family decades ago to be a rock star; today, she leads a bar band. Then her ex-husband (Kline) calls with dramatic news. Despite Cody's uncharacteristically flimsy story, Streep and her real-life daughter Gummer are wonderful, there are some laughs as well as a joyous sing-along climax.

Cake

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Daniel Barnz
  • Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Mamie Gummer, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Chris Messina, Lucy Punch, Britt Robertson, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington
  • UK release: 20 February 2015

Claire (Aniston) is an attorney who's survived a car crash. Now sour and scarred, her chronic back pain causes her to alienate everyone she once held dear. Aniston is very good in an intriguing role, but the story signals exactly where it's going and the film is otherwise disappointingly soft-edged and obvious.

John Carpenter's The Ward

  • 1 star
  • 2010
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Written by: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen
  • Cast: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mika Boorem, Jared Harris

Execrable stalker horror starring Heard and Harris. Rumour has it that the great Carpenter hardly directed any of it, and just lent his name to it for profit. We really hope so.