Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox center her film company insists, as a condition of continuing to employ her, that she live with her mother, Doris Mann, who was once a star and now a champion drinker. Such a set-up is bad news for her as she has struggled for years to get out of Doris' shadow, who still treats her like a child. Despite these problems and further ones involving the men in in her life, she can begin to see the funny side of her situation, and it also starts to occur to her that not only do daughters have mothers, mothers do too.

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POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE is based on the novel by Carrie Fisher which has certain traces from her own family background with her mother (Debbie Reynolds) and her father (Eddie Fisher). Ms Fisher has had a good career in movies, best for the original Star Wars Trilogy (as Princess Leia), but in other films, such as Meg Ryan's friend in WHEN HARRY MET SALLY. However, she has had many problems, including (presumably) the issue of a mother who knows the business and cannot avoid meddling into her life, and a drug problem. These have been somewhat settled in recent years, and her career is back on track. But the film shows the point when the problems became life threatening: when she almost overdosed and had a downturn in her film career. Mike Nichols' directing is pretty good here, and enhances the performances of Meryl Streep (in the Fisher role), Shirley MacLaine (as the Debby Reynolds clone), Dennis Quaid (as the false lover), and (in cameos) Gene Hackman as Streep's director, Richard Dreyfus as the physician who pumps her stomach and subsequently tries to date her, and Annette Benning as an unexpected rival for Quaid. Mary Wickes appears as Streep's grandmother (as critical of MacLaine as the latter is of Streep), and does a good job as a lively old scold. Her husband, Conrad Bain (he was Bea Arthur's neighbor,Arthur, on MAUDE) is equally good as an elderly grandfather who may or may not be senile. The film even gives both it's female stars a chance to demonstrate their musical talents: MacLaine in singing "I'M STILL HERE" at a party she is throwing for Streep, and Streep singing a country tune (as part of a film she is filming) at the conclusion of the movie.

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