• Publication date: December 24, 2012

Postcards From The Edge

Suzanne Vale is a popular actress of the time, yet her drug-use has her headed towards a Hollywood meltdown- with her barely functioning on the set of her latest movie, suffering blackouts, and finally being rushed from the movie set to hospital. At the detox clinic her mother Doris, a film icon from the 50s and 60s, decides to visit and soon laps up all the attention of the recovering addicts. After a lifetime of trying to move out of her mother's shadow Suzanne finally sees the comedy in it all, as she tries to walk the line of a recovering addict.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1990

MBC Max:

January 1, 2013 23:00 (KSA) ~ January 1, 2013 22:00 (CLT)

Based on Carrie Fisher's bestselling confessional novel about a woman struggling both with her drug abuse and her mother-daughter rivalry, director John Nichols places Meryl Streep in the skin of Hollywood starlet Suzanne Vale. Suzanne (Meryl Streep) is a popular actress of the time, yet her drug-use has her headed towards a Hollywood meltdown, with her barely functioning on the set of her latest movie, suffering blackouts, and eventually being rushed from the movie set to hospital.

At the detox clinic her mother Doris (Shirley MacLaine) who is a film icon from the 50s and 60s, decides to visit and soon laps up all the attention of the recovering addicts.

After a lifetime of trying to move out of her mother's shadow Suzanne finally sees the comedy in it all, as she tries to walk the line of a recovering addict.

Starring:

  • Meryl Streep
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Gene Hackman
  • Rob Reiner

Directed by:  Mike Nichols

Rating:  R for drug and alcohol references and language.