Meryl Streep received her ninth Oscar nomination for playing Suzanne Vale in Postcards From The Edge.
Postcards From The Edge is the kind of comedy you wish every comedy could be. It's smart, touching, and realistic without having to reduce itself to mind numbing dribble that has no point or substance. It's also great to have two actresses who knew exactly how to handle their characters without dumbing them down. The story of a former drug-addicted actress who is forced to stay with her mother after she is released from rehab. She attempts to make a new movie as well as strengthening her relationships with her mother.
It's amazing how wonderful and entertaining Meryl Streep in Postcards. She's always been an actress who could show her range with comedy perfectly, but here, something is different. It's almost like she's not even trying to be as touching as she is. She looks effortless, no matter if she is arguing with Shirley MacLaine or throwing sarcastic lines at the audience. She can be romantic, funny, or even hurtful - a magnificent performance.