Postcards from the Edge (1990)

Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion drinker. Such a set-up is bad news for Suzanne who has struggled for years to get out of her mother's shadow, and who finds her mother still treats her like a child. Despite these problems - and further ones to do with the men in in her life - Suzanne 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.

Directing:
  • Mike Nichols

Writing:
  • Carrie Fisher

Stars:
Release Date: 1990-09-12
metacritic icon 7.5/10
themoviedb icon 6.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 101
  • Budget: $22,000,000
  • Revenue: $39,071,603
Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
Jack Faulkner
Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
Lowell Kolchek
Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
Joe Pierce
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Suzanne Vale
Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLa...
Doris Mann
Annette Bening
Annette Benin...
Evelyn Ames
Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyf...
Doctor Frankenthal
Conrad Bain
Conrad Bain
Grandpa
Simon Callow
Simon Callow
Simon Asquith
Mary Wickes
Mary Wickes
Grandma
Oliver Platt
Oliver Platt
Neil Bleene
CCH Pounder
CCH Pounder
Julie Marsden
Sidney Armus
Sidney Armus
Sid Roth
Robin Bartlett
Robin Bartlet...
Aretha
Barbara Garrick
Barbara Garri...
Carol
Anthony Heald
Anthony Heald
George Lazan
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
Wardrobe Mistress
Michael Ontkean
Michael Ontke...
Robert Munch
Pepe Serna
Pepe Serna
Raoul
George Wallace
George Wallac...
Carl
Steven Brill
Steven Brill
Assistant Director
Gary Morton
Gary Morton
Marty Wiener
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