I just saw the new film, Ricki and the Flash, which has inspired me to make rockera (female rock musician) my Spanish word of the day. In this movie, Meryl Streep plays an older rockera who works at a Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s type grocery store by day and is the lead singer in a rock band by night. She left her husband and children decades ago to follow her dream of becoming a rock star; but in reality, what she became is a struggling musician practicing her craft in a dive bar. In the film, Streep returns to her family to assist in a crisis.
This movie made a strong impression on me. I loved the music and the story is compelling. As a matter of fact, I can’t stop thinking about it. Thus, rockera is my word of the day. Just a quick spelling note – an alternate and less anglicized version of the word is roquera.
By the way, the legendary actress gives another superb performance here. She will probably get nominated for an Oscar yet again. Is there anything that Meryl Streep can’t do?