Based on Carrie Fisher’s roman a clef, the story concerns a young actress who has recently gone through drug rehabilitation, and is trying to cope with not only the Hollywood scene but her own mother’s, a former musical comedy star of the 50s and 60s, more socially acceptable alcoholism.
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Balanced drama about dealing with female "expiration date" in Hollywood, in which Streep and MacLaine deliver a couple of spirited stand-offs. Apart from their fiery relationship, a look at B-side of movie industry with some of its peculiar characters. Nothing goes in depth as much as it pretends to, nor is anything particularly original, but the film does maintain a certain level of quality.
Les problèmes existentiels d'une jeune femme, Suzanne Vale, qui aimerait devenir chanteuse et qui se sent écrasée par la personnalité de sa mère, Doris Mann, une comédienne réputée ..... Bof !