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Postcards from the Edge

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Original title
Postcards from the Edge
Running time
106 min.
United States United States
Carrie Fisher (Autobiography: Carrie Fisher)
Carly Simon
Michael Ballhaus
Columbia Pictures (Distributor: Columbia Pictures)
Drama. Comedy | Comedy-Drama. Drugs. Film In Film. Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale (Meryl Streep) 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 (Shirley MacLaine), 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.
1990: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actress (Meryl Streep), Original Song
1990: Golden Globes: 3 nom. incl. Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical (Streep)
1990: 3 BAFTA Nominations: Best Actress (MacLaine), OST and Original Screenplay
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