Postcards From the Edge

Postcards From the Edge

DVD - 1990
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"Based on actress Carrie Fisher's best-selling autobiographical novel, Postcards from the edge is a wickedly witty expose of the life in the Hollywood fast land. In a brilliant comic performance, Meryl Streep stars as Suzanne Vale, a wisecracking, vulnerable actress determined to jump start her failing career. As her ageing movie star mother, Shirley Maclaine offers the definitive portrait of Hollywood's gutsy glamour queens in scenes spiked with razor-edged humour and searing honesty. Dennis Quaid, Rob Reiner and an all-star cast offer a bird's-eye view of Hollywood's has-beens and wanna-bes. Funny and uncomprimising, Postcards from the edge dishes the Tinseltown dirt with style and wit, serving up a delicious behind-the-scenes comedy that no film lover can resist."--Container.


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Nov 02, 2018

After having read the book before seeing the film, I was very disappointed in the screenplay that Carrie Fisher worked out for the film. She wasn't true to the feelings and traits she expressed, exhibited in her book at all. The mother daughter relationship in the film was a Disney version of what's in the book. Shirley MacLaine plays the mother's role well,
Meryl Streep had a tougher time because the Vale character wasn't true to itself; it's just a one dimensional shell, if that. Fisher was in this for the money, she wasn't willing to focus drug addiction at all; this is a fairy tale flick.

Jan 05, 2018

Interesting, melodramatic peek into some of Carrie Fisher's upbringing. Lots of Hollywood privilege here and also a look at addiction. Quaid plays a manipulative manchild whose charm Fisher is able to leave behind.

britprincess1ajax Jul 03, 2017

As much as I love Meryl and Shirley, I would have much preferred it if Carrie and Debbie had played themselves. This film was missing something without that. It felt a little too caricaturish and I couldn't get into it unfortunately. Alas, this flick wasn't for me.

Oct 06, 2013

I loved Shirley MacLaine as Debbie Reynolds. About half way through I realized I had seen it before but I watched it again anyway.

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