Based on actress Carrie Fisher's bestselling, semi-autobiographical novel, Postcards from the Edge is a wickedly witty expose of life in the Hollywood fast lane. In a brilliant comic performance, Meryl Streep stars as Suzanne Vale, a wisecracking, vulnerable actress determined to jump start her failing career. As her aging movie star mother, Shirley MacLaine offers the definitive portrait of Hollywood's gutsy glamour queens in scenes spiked with razor-edged humor and searing honesty. Dennis Quaid, Rob Reiner and an all-star cast offer a bird's-eye view of Hollywood has-beens and wanna-bes. Funny and uncompromising, Postcards from the Edge dishes the Tinseltown dirt with style and wit, serving up a delicious behind-the-scenes comedy that no film lover can resist. Screenplay by Carrie Fisher. Directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate, The Birdcage, Working Girl, Silkwood).