Postcards From the Edge Movie Poster
  • Released
  • September 12, 1990
  • R, 1 hr 41 min
  • 7 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that Postcards from the Edge is a warmhearted drama with comedy, music, iconic movie stars in dazzling performances, and a witty script by Carrie Fisher, based on her book. It's the Hollywood tale of a complex mother-daughter relationship, the challenges of dealing with substance abuse, the trials of working in show business, and growing up at last, no matter how old you are. Drug and alcohol use are essential layers in the fabric of the film. A character suffers a drug overdose, spends time in a rehab facility, and tries to remain clean and sober ever after. References to various drugs (cocaine, Demerol, Percodan), blackouts, and addiction are heard in several scenes. An inebriated woman is hurt in a car accident. Language is occasionally profane (i.e., "f--k," "s--t," "a--holes," "assholes," "t-ts"). Given that Fisher was the daughter of musical star Debbie Reynolds, the book and movie are at least "inspired by" their shared real-life experiences. Entertaining, nominated for many prestigious awards, and surprisingly timely in spite of the fact that it was released in 1990, the themes, language, some sexual situations, and significant drug references make it appropriate only for teens and up.

  • POSITIVE MESSAGES
  • POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
  • VIOLENCE
  • SEX
  • LANGUAGE
  • CONSUMERISM
  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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