“A wonderful, bittersweet comedy…” – Rex Reed & Dixie Whatley, AT THE MOVIES
Field stars as Lilah Krytsick, a New Jersey housewife and mother who desperately wants to make it big as a comedienne. Hanks plays Steven Gold, a self-centered Lenny Bruce-type who's been stealing the spotlight with his irrepressible, natural comedic talent. Drawn to one another, Steven helps the stumbling Lilah turn her routine from flat to funny, while Lilah helps Steven keep his anguished life together.
Postcards from the Edge
(1990) R Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid
“Streep gives the most fully articulated comic performance of her career…” – Hal Hinson, Washington Post
In a brilliant comic performance, Streep stars as Suzanne Vale, a wisecracking, vulnerable actress determined to jump start her failing career. As her aging movie star mother, MacLaine offers the definitive portrait of Hollywood's gutsy glamour queens. Quaid and an all-star cast offer a bird's-eye view of Hollywood has-beens and wanna-bes.
The Big Picture
(1990) PG-13 Kevin Bacon, J.T. Walsh, Jennifer Jason Leigh
“The Big Picture displays a keen eye for the silliness of film biz customs, lingo and attitudes.” – Variety
Bacon stars as Nick Chapman, a kid from Ohio who wins the Best Student Film award. Suddenly hot, Nick jumps into the Hollywood fast lane, where he's seduced by manic agents and power happy producers. Giving into temptation, Nick sells out, sacrificing his friends, his true love and his self-respect. But when his career comes to a screeching halt, his dream turns into a comic nightmare and he discovers beneath the Hollywood tinsel lies a system that breaks 'em as fast as it make 'em.
(1993) R Danny Aiello, Dyan Cannon, Shelley Winters
“Mazursky's The Pickle is an intriguing combination of drama, satire, and farce.” – James Berardinelli, ReelViews
Harry Stone always dreamed of making The Great American Movie. Instead he made The Pickle - a teenage sci-fi flick about a flying cucumber. Harry just wanted to get out of debt; and now everyone he's ever known, loved and neglected is standing in line for tickets. In the angst-filled hours before the lights go down for the New York premiere, his mother, children, agent, ex-wives and girlfriend lend their support in this high-pressure comedy.
Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine
Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Danny Aiello, Dyan Cannon
7 hr 12 min
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