Based on the best-selling roman a clef novel by Carrie Fisher (who also wrote the screenplay), director Mike Nichols' wickedly funny seriocomedy stars Meryl Streep as Suzanne Vale, an actress fresh off a stint in drug rehab. The only way the studio will let Suzanne work is if she moves in with someone responsible. Their choice: her antagonistic, boozy, former movie star mother (Shirley MacLaine). What could go wrong? With Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Rob Reiner. 102 min.