• 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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 9, 2006
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
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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Streep gives the most fully articulated comic performance of her career, the one she's always hinted at and made us hope for.

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January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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For all the jagged, witty chatter -- and Streep and MacLaine do their tragicomic damnedest with it -- "Postcard" provides the most rudimentary and jury-rigged of outcomes.

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January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"Postcards from the Edge" contains too much good writing and too many good performances to be a failure, but its heart is not in the right place.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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For the first time in years, [Streep] lives a role instead of ''acting'' it - and in doing so, she becomes more of an actress than ever.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

January 1, 1990
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