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
metacritic icon 7.5/10
themoviedb icon 6.3/10
  • Release Date: 1990-09-12
  • Views: 111
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 101
  • Budget: $22,000,000
  • Revenue: $39,071,603
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