• Postcards From the Edge (1990)

Postcards From the Edge

Release Date: 1990

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2001

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

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Rivalry, Witty, 1990s, Mother, House, Hospital, Endearing, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    TV Guide Magazine

    Postcards is a mixed bag. There are a number of entertaining moments; however, potentially rich characters and situations wither from lack of development for the sake of the central relationship, which is never wholly convincing. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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

  • 75
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    Postcards From the Edge is alive only when it's being as mean and vicious as its little heart can be, which is more than often enough. [12 Sep 1990, p.1]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Original Film Score
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy