• R, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Mike Nichols
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1990 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 1, 2001
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation

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Postcards from the Edge Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Nichols' version of Carrie Fisher's memoir of a drug-addicted actress (well played by Meryl Streep), and her troubled bond with her famous mother (inspired by mom Debbie Reynolds) is sleek, shallow and sporadically entertaining.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C+

March 19, 2012
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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There's not much depth here, but Nichols does a fine job with the surface effects, and the wisecracks keep coming.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 5, 2011

Film4

A constant delight.

Full Review Source: Film4

October 5, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Yet further proof that Hollywood makes its best films about what it knows best--making films in Hollywood.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

October 5, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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In this era of postverbal cinema, Postcards proves that movie dialogue can still carry the sting, heft and meaning of the finest old romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

October 5, 2011
Variety Staff
Variety
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Packs a fair amount of emotional wallop in its dark-hued comic take on a chemically dependent Hollywood mother and daughter.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Fisher's intelligence and humour turn what might have been movie brat indulgence into something much sharper and involving.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Meryl lets her hair down and it looks good in this Hollywood tell-all.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 31, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Weak script but brilliant performances and moments of heart-twisting poignance and insight.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 29, 2005
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca

| Original Score: 3/5

January 18, 2005
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

June 19, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Biting humour and terrific performances.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 5, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

One of Streep's most likeable performances

| Original Score: 4/5

June 19, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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''Postcards From the Edge'' is a vehicle, but it's a custom-built Rolls.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

| Original Score: 4/5

February 28, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Generally entertaining, but finally not all that effective.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2003
Brad Laidman
Film Threat

The older generation had it made. Drinking is legal.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2002
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

| Original Score: 3/5

November 13, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 5/5

July 31, 2002
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