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Postcards From the Edge [25th Anniversary] [DVD] [1990]

  • SKU: 29012181
  • Release Date: 09/15/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

    Synopsis


    Postcards From the Edge
    Mike Nichols lends some comic structure to Carrie Fisher's best-selling confessional novel concerning a woman's struggles with drug addiction and mother-daughter rivalry (subjects Fisher admits to understanding all too well). Meryl Streep, in her most full-blown comic performance up to that point, plays Suzanne Vale, a popular movie actress well on her way to a Hollywood crack-up. Suzanne suffers from blackouts and memory lapses, and awakens in the beds of men she doesn't remember; she is a barely-functioning wreck on the set of her latest movie. When a coke dealer who delivers stops by her dressing room between takes, she swiftly finds herself being rushed to the hospital, suffering the effects of a narcotics bender. While in detox, Suzanne attempts to piece her life and career back together, but her confidence is shattered when her mother arrives at the rehab clinic -- Doris Mann, a famed film icon from the 1950s and 1960s (Shirley MacLaine). Doris is soon soaking up the adulation and applause of Suzanne's fellow recovering drug addicts. Upon Suzanne's release, she must compete with her mother for attention and fame as she tries to walk a thin line as a recovering drug abuser. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Meryl Streep
      Meryl Streep - Suzanne Vale
    • Shirley MacLaine
      Shirley MacLaine - Doris Mann
    • Dennis Quaid
      Dennis Quaid - Jack Falkner
    • Gene Hackman
      Gene Hackman - Lowell
    • Richard Dreyfuss
      Richard Dreyfuss - Dr. Frankenthal



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good film & still holds up

      Posted
      CKCSWHFFAN
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      If you never read Carrie's 1987 book with the same name then you would not be spoiled by the film. The book was good & so is the film. A lot of names in the cast. Meryl & Shirley are great as Suzanne & Doris. Several of the cast are friends of Carrie's. COULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT QUAID. I am NOT a fan of his. Of course this is an older DVD. I would have thought they would have released it December 2008 when Carrie's book "Wishful Drinking" was released. Good to have the option of widescreen or not. I am HOWEVER, DISAPPOINTED IN THE EXTRAS. Only 1 of note is Carrie's commentary. No deleted scenes or mistakes. Ha ha Bonus trailers YOU GET TO SEE TRAILER FOR OTHER FILM NOT INTERESTED Talent files on some of the cast-WAS NOT COMPLETE OR CURRENT. As I said, extras were a disappointment. But, you will not be disappointed in the film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Postcards from the Edge (Blu-ray)

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      FiddleStyx
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      A fabulous tale based upon the life of Carrie Fisher. The blu-ray has a nice clear image free of most dnr. The commentary track is worth the price of admission and a must hear. If you like comedy, drama and Streep at her funniest, you'll love this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Never watched before

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      Pmrthird
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      With the unfortunate events od Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, there has been so much highlights on their lives. I realised I'd never seen this movie about Carrie Fisher's life. I enjoyed it very much and plan to watch with a friend again!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Meryl Streep At Her Best

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      Angelgrrl
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      I had forgotten about this movie until I heard about the untimely death of Carrie Fisher. I had read the book and loved it and the movie was icing on the cake. I'm glad I could add this to my collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      comedy

      Posted
      lettuce9
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      This is a funny movie.Meryl streep playing carrie fisher and shirley maclaine playing debbie reynolds a comic performance.very losely based on carrie fisher life.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

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      audrey
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      the movie was excellent. The mother and daughter relationship was true to life..They had their ups and downs but were still loving with each other.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      25 year old film. One of Meryl Streep's best

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      Mario19
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      25 year old film. One of Meryl Streep's best. Shirley McClain very good. Carrie Fischer wrote based on her life.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

      Posted
      Audrey
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      enjoyed the performances of the actors, true to life story

      I would recommend this to a friend



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