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Postcards From The Edge (1990)



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2.5 out of 10 No need to see this as it was not my first choice
Mary from Limerick, 02 Apr 2011
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.
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4 out of 10 Sharp and witty
Hazel from Dublin, 19 Dec 2008
Fans of the novel (which is a must read) won't be disappointed by this adaptation of PftE. Snappy dialogue and lots of self depreciation abound in this tale of Suzanne Vale and her struggles with Hollywood, drugs and her mother. Very good!
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3 out of 10 Postcards From the Edge
Donal from Dublin, 27 Nov 2009
Merill Streep gives good performance as troubled film star struggling with relationships and drugs/drink. Supported by many big named actors. She sings a few songs very well which probably gave her the platform for 'Mama Mia'
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3 out of 10 Postcards
JOHN F. from Cork, 20 May 2011
Could have been MORE bitchy but missed its chance
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What's it about....
An actress with a drug and alcohol problem, recovering from a near fatal overdose, accepts a minor role in a film on the condition that she lives with a responsible person during her rehabilitation. That 'person' is her mother, a big star from the 50's who sees herself in her daughter. Both must reach a mutual understanding if they are to live in harmony... Music by Carly Simon. Based on a novel by Carrie Fisher.








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