Postcards from the Edge

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Postcards from the Edge

Based on Carrie Fisher’s semi-autobiographical novel, Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale (Meryl Streep) is on a slippery slope as a recovering addict when, upon her exit from rehab, she is required to stay with her mother (Shirley MacLaine), who is also an actress. Suzanne therefore struggles to maintain both her sanity and her sobriety in the company of her mother.

Streep and MacLaine star alongside Gene Hackman, Dennis Quaid, and Richard Dreyfuss in Mike Nichols’ film about a very real mother-daughter relationship set against the backdrop of 1980s Hollywood.

"Postcards From the Edge seems to have been a terrifically genial collaboration between the writer and the director, Miss Fisher's tale of odd-ball woe being perfect material for Mr. Nichols's particular ability to discover the humane sensibility within the absurd."
Vincent Canby, The New York Times
"Mike Nichols' film of Carrie Fisher's novel Postcards from the Edge packs a fair amount of emotional wallop in its dark-hued comic take on a chemically dependent Hollywood mother and daughter (Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep)."

This film is part of the Shirley MacLaine: Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cry series.

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