Postcards from the Edge
(USA, 1990, 99 minutes)
A Hollywood star just out of detox has to put up with her actress mother as a guardian if she is to go on working. Inoffensive and lightweight but extremely amusing Hollywood comedy from an autobiographical novel, with an astounding succession of quick-fire cameos.
A Columbia Pictures presentation/production. Starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid; co-starring Conrad Bain, Annette Bening, Simon Callow, Gary Morton, C. C. H. Pounder, Rob Reiner, Mary Wickes; special appearance by Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss. Directed by Mike Nichols; produced by Mike Nichols, John Calley; screenplay by Carrie Fisher, based on her novel, Postcards from the Edge; music by Carly Simon; director of photography (Technicolor), Michael Ballhaus; production designer, Patrizia von Brandenstein; costume designer, Ann Roth; film editor, Sam O'Steen.