DVD Postcards From the Edge [DVD] [Widescreen] [1991] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 38723),
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Postcards From the Edge [DVD] [Widescreen] [1991] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In this adaptation of Carrie Fisher's semiautobiographical novel, an actress struggles to kick her drug addiction while coming to terms with her domineering mother. Suzanne Vale (Meryl Streep) has grown up as the spoiled daughter of famous Hollywood star Doris Mann (Shirley MacLaine). Although she has talent, Suzanne can't seem to get out from under her mother's shadow. The two women have grown apart, but they're forced back together again after Suzanne has a near-fatal overdose. Because of Suzanne's drug problem, the insurers of the film she's working on make her stay with someone who can keep an eye on her during production. As a result, Suzanne winds up moving back home with her mother--which might not be ideal, considering Doris's addiction to booze. Director Mike Nichols guides an all-star cast (that also includes Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Rob Reiner, and Annette Bening) through this entertaining look at the dark side of showbiz.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 05848

  • Credits
    Meryl Streep, Mary Louise Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Shirley MacLaine Beaty, Dennis Quaid, Rob Reiner, Richard Dreyfuss, Gene Hackman, Eugene Alder, Annette Bening, Mary Wickes, Mary Isabelle Wickenhauser, Conrad Bain, Simon Callow, Oliver Platt, Peter Onorati
  • Critic Reviews
    "...POSTCARDS is revolutionary....MacLaine is magnificent..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...[Streep gives] a droll performance - and how savvy to cast Streep and Shirley MacLaine as a back-nibbling mom-and-daughter in the show-biz jungle..."
    USA Today

    "...The pairing of [Streep and MacLaine] turns out to have been one of the casting coups of the year....A terrifically genial collaboration..."
    New York Times

    "...Fisher and Nichols are unmatchable....Streep's performance as a country singer at the movie's close is irresistible..."
    Los Angeles Times

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