Such a set-up is bad news for her as she has struggled for years to get out of Doris' shadow, who still treats her like a child. View production, box office, & company info. MacLaine isn't bad in the film; for the most part, Nichols keeps her in check, but you do feel she wants much too badly for us to admire the old broad. Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend. Which fact about Carrie Fisher's life surprises you the most? After that big scene where Meryl has it out with the mother character (Shirley Maclaine) in the hospital and the mother character admits that she’s a bit jealous of her daughter because it’s her turn. A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother. This alone is cause for celebration.

It's funny, in fact, that Streep has played Nora Ephron (in "Heartburn"), because more than anything else, Fisher is an Ephron wannabe. I finally saw this film last night, and I really enjoyed it. And if that combination doesn't give a relationship Heartburn, nothing will. Jeremy Perkins {J-26}. Suzanne's encounters with a conquest-obsessed playboy (played by Dennis Quaid) seem ever more gratuitous; they're movie extender.

Subscribe to Khanversations to receive automatic email notifications of blog updates. It’s funny. Having grown up in the shadow of her star mother, pureed in the celebrity blender, she's a maelstrom of raging insecurities, a self-dramatizing smart-girl princess, spoiled by a life of privilege but too full of resentment and self-loathing to enjoy her advantages.

A surprisingly resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist. Despite these problems and further ones involving the men in in her life, she can begin to see the funny side of her situation, and it also starts to occur to her that not only do daughters have mothers, mothers do too.

Gene Hackman fares better in his small role as fatherly film director who at first bawls Suzanne out for trashing his movie, then offers her another role. Title:

Now it goes to the last scene where Meryl’s getting ready to sing that last number, after her mother was urging her to do more singing to revitalize her career. Discover what to watch this November including a Marvel docu-series, a '90s reboot, and a Star Wars holiday celebration.

The movie turns maudlin in the end, but still, nothing matters except the jokes. 17 of 28 people found this review helpful.

The real problem is that the actresses can't invest their relationship with any reality; we never once feel as if anything were at stake in their struggles to come to terms with each other. Lots of great cameos too from Richard Dreyfuss, Annette Benning, Oliver Platt, and Rob Reiner.

Streep is at her best when she's dressed as a cop on the set of her new movie, enduring the ignominies of being an actress -- a situation made worse by everyone's knowledge of her drug adventures. I bought the DVD just to watch that scene over and over again and it’s pure joy! Beneath the self-deprecating sarcasm runs a river of lye. A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment. The director Mike Nichols(Silkwood, Working Girl) is also great. He plunges in, though, as if the material were cradle-fresh. Use the HTML below. I wholeheartedly agree with this synopsis. In a sense the actress is playing Ephron again.

Postcards from the Edge She thinks her mother doesn't listen to her, and she's right. Such a set-up is bad news for her as she has struggled for years to get out of Doris' shadow, who still treats her like a child. She choreographs Fisher's lines brilliantly, slipping in odd pauses and breathy hesitations that take us inside Suzanne's spinning head.

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