Substance-addicted Hollywood actress, Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother, herself once a star and now a champion drinker. Such a set-up is bad news for Suzanne who has struggled for years to get out of her mother's shadow, and who still treats her like a child. Despite these and other problems, Suzanne begins to see the funny side of her situation, and also realises that not only do daughters have mothers—mothers do too.
Movie Postcards from the Edge
We see Dennis Quaid in bed with Meryl. She is fully dressed but he's only wearing black underwear.
the f word is used in a sexual context several times. There is a lot of talk about sex, but it's not graphic or explicit. We see the side of a mans bare butt when he's in the shower.
Violence & Gore
Rated R-Language, "fuck" is used with some regularity.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Some cigarette smoking
the main character is a drug addict, but we never actually see her use drug, but discussion about it is throughout the movie. A woman is an alcoholic and we do see her drink quite a bit.