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Postcards from the Edge Movie Review Summary

Actors: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Annette Bening, Rob Reiner

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POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE was based on Carrie Fisher's novel and directed by Mike Nichols in 1990.
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Suzanne Vale (Streep) is a young actress who must go through drug rehabilitation after an overdose. A few months later, she starts a new low-budget movie and has now to cope every night with her own mother, Doris Mann (MacLaine), who was assigned by the insurance company of the movie to watch over Suzanne and held responsible for her daughter's acts. Doris was an Hollywood star in the 50's, acting in a lot of musicals and having a tremendous ego. So Suzanne, apart of trying not to do drugs again, must compete each day with her mother for attention because the old star, though loving her only child, constantly changes the subject to herself when both are in society.
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Script Analysis of Postcards from the Edge

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Daughter because he/she is    -   alcoholic/druggie Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Druggie/drunk problems?    -   drugs

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Some foul language If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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