Postcards From the Edge Synopsis
Drug-detoxed actress (Meryl Streep) rebounds with boozing Hollywood mother (Shirley MacLaine).
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There's a slightness to Postcards From the Edge, and a little too much satirical self-help jargon (the story is all about how Suzanne learns...
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Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
Their drugs are Cigarettes, Television, and Hostess Cup Cakes. In the end, if I am ever reincarnated and I have my choice between hating my...
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TV Guide

Postcards is a mixed bag. There are a number of entertaining moments; however, potentially rich characters and situations wither from lack...
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Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Postcards From the Edge is alive only when it's being as mean and vicious as its little heart can be, which is more than often enough. [12...
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Boston Globe

By Joan Anderman
With its wry take on the manic triviality of the industry, it's not only the most sparklingly jaundiced showbiz entertainment since "All...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Streep is very funny in the movie; she does a good job of catching the knife-edged throwaway lines that have become Carrie Fisher's...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Postcards From The Edge, is long on witty one-liners but woefully short on coherent structure. [13 Sep 1990, p.C5]
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Mike Nichols may never direct another ground-breaking movie, but even with bit performers he is still Mike Midas. Leads and lesser players...
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Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Mr. Nichols decided to preserve the jokiness of the original material, even while shifting the emphasis to the mother-daughter conflict....
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Fine performances in this highly entertaining biopic confirm Mike Nichol's status as the director Hollywood wants to work with.
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What a postcard this is!

By CookieSue
I never saw this movie in the theater, but I've seen it a number of times on TV. It is one of my top 10 favorite movies! It has a sweet wackiness about it and the parts are perfectly cast with...

POSTCARDS ~ A Dream of a Film

By lugubriousthespian
Mike Nichols had all the right elements going into the making of the movie version of Carrie Fisher's best-selling, semi-autobiographical novel of the same name.#1 First and foremost is this stellar...

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