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Trailers From Hell: Meryl Streep Has a Breakdown in ‘Postcards From the Edge’

Trailers From Hell: Meryl Streep Has a Breakdown in 'Postcards From the Edge'

Carrie Fisher’s witty 1987 roman-a-clef about her Hollywood upbringing is brought to the screen in somewhat restructured form by director Mike Nichols in one of his most underrated works. Nichols stages the story of a troubled actress and her diva mother with impeccable comic timing and understated emotion. Fisher’s mom Debbie Reynolds was ready to play the mother but Nichols opted for Shirley MacLaine.

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