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Meryl Monday: Miss Streep and Shirley MacLaine are a formidable team in “Postcards from the Edge” people might think it’s strange but true fans of Postcards from the Edge understand completely: me and one of my best friends can do every single line uttered by Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep in this 1990 film.

The writing is so great (Carrie Fisher wrote the screenplay based on the novel loosely based on her life) that we just have a blast with the lines, inserting them into our conversations whenever it seems fitting and never failing to crack ourselves up.

This scene comes early in the film and is brilliantly executed as Streep and MacLaine talk over each other in a meeting with a business manager played by Gary Morton.

Both play actresses with Meryl’s character just out of rehab and forced to live with her self-absorbed mother in order to make a film.

Some of my favorite lines come from Shirley: “I remember when I was 15 years old, Mr. [Louis B.] Mayer called me in for a meeting and he was sitting on the toilet. He conducted the entire meeting on the toilet. You can be sure he wouldn’t have done that to John Garfield.”

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