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R| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on a slippery slope as a recovering addict. On exit from rehab, it is recommended she stay with her mother, who has become a somewhat champion drinker herself. Suzanne therefore struggles to maintain her sobriety and her sanity in the company of Doris.

Cast: Meryl Streep , Shirley MacLaine , Dennis Quaid , Gene Hackman , Richard Dreyfuss , Rob Reiner , Mary Wickes , Conrad Bain

Director: Mike Nichols

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Postcards From the Edge (1990)

Release Date: September 12th, 1990|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • Mike Nichols may never direct another ground-breaking movie, but even with bit performers he is still Mike Midas. Leads and lesser players alike have pointed things to say in this solid, not great, entertainment; if you think this is a movie for you - it probably is. [12 Sep 1990, p.1D] show more

  • Mr. Nichols decided to preserve the jokiness of the original material, even while shifting the emphasis to the mother-daughter conflict. There may have been a way to do this and end up with a clever movie, but Mr. Nichols seems to have had an even cleverer idea: He decided to use this movie as a way to pay back social obligations. [13 Sep 1990, p.A14] show more

  • Streep is very funny in the movie; she does a good job of catching the knife-edged throwaway lines that have become Carrie Fisher's speciality. And director Mike Nichols captures a certain kind of difficult reality in his scenes on movie sets, where the actress is pulled this way and that by people offering helpful advice. Everyone wants a piece of a star, even a falling one. show more

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