Postcards from the Edge (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: February 7, 2017
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Mill Creek Entertainment
- Note: Carrie Fisher's 2001 audio commentary
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine & Dennis Quaid|
|Performer:||Rob Reiner, Richard Dreyfuss, Gene Hackman, Annette Bening, Mary Wickes, Conrad Bain, Simon Callow, Oliver Platt, Peter Onorati, CCH Pounder, Robin Bartlett, Anthony Heald & Michael Ontkean|
|Directed by||Mike Nichols|
|Edited by||Sam O'Steen|
|Music by||Carly Simon|
|Screenplay by||Carrie Fisher|
|Produced by||Mike Nichols & John Calley|
|Director of Photography:||Michael Ballhaus|
|Executive Production by||Robert Greenhut & Neil A. Machlis|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"How would you like to have Joan Crawford as a mother'...Or Lana Turner'"--Doris Mann (Shirley MacLaine) to her daughter, Suzanne Vale (Meryl Streep)
"Those are my options'"
"Those are my options'"
- Suzanne Vale
"You want me to do well, just not better."
- Suzanne Vale to Doris Mann
Rating: C+ -- ...there are allusions and inside jokes that makes the TV-like soapy melodrama slightly more entertaining thn it has the right to be. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- Meryl lets her hair down and it looks good in this Hollywood tell-all.
...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
...[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...
Packs a fair amount of emotional wallop in its dark-hued comic take on a chemically dependent Hollywood mother and daughter. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- ''Postcards From the Edge'' is a vehicle, but it's a custom-built Rolls.
New York Times
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.
Suzanne Vale, an aging Hollywood character actress, struggles to maintain her flagging career while suffering along the rehab route. On the way she must confront her codependent alcoholic mother and learn to face challenges without the help of Percodan. The film was loosely adapted from Carrie Fisher's partly autobiographical novel of the same name. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress--Meryl Streep, Best Song ("I'm Checkin' Out").
Drugs | Family Interaction | True Story | Substance Abuse | Self-Discovery | Recommended | Satire | Showbiz | Theatrical Release | Essential Cinema
- Theatrical Release: September 12, 1990
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