It's been a difficult few days for Carrie Fisher's family as one day after her passing, TMZ reported that her mother, Debbie Reynolds has also died. After so much tragedy for one group of people in such a short amount of time, it can help to turn to ways to honor those who've passed. One way to do that is to stream Postcards From The Edge, the movie adapted from Carrie Fisher's semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. The film was Fisher's behind-the-camera first writing credit and features an intense mother-daughter relationship between Meryl Streep's Suzanne and Shirley Maclaine's Doris.
Despite the semi-autobiographical nature of the book, and the mother-daughter pairing on screen, Fisher insisted to Entertainment Weekly that the movie is not actually about her and her mother's own relationship.
She also lamented to the outlet that "now everyone thinks that my mother and I fight on the stairs ... I feel bad that people think that my mother is so self-obsessed that 'how are you' never crosses her lips. She’s not like that."
Reynolds and Fisher were actually quite close for a mother and daughter. Reynolds supported Fisher's career in front of and behind the camera, particularly with the personal Postcards From The Edge film. According to Huffington Post, Reynolds wrote in her book Unsinkable that she even asked to audition for the role of Suzanne's mother in the movie. After allegedly being told by the director that she wasn't right for the part, Reynolds jokingly wrote, "Excuse me? I’m not right to play myself, a part I’d been creating — admittedly unwittingly — for my daughter for a decade?!"
Even though the mother-daughter relationship is complicated in the film, it's also truly beautiful to watch the two women slowly let each other in. If you're interested in watching it, you can stream it from a variety of places. If you have a STARZ account, you can watch it for free on Amazon. Or, you can rent it for $2.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Youtube, and Google Play. If you love it enough to buy it, that will cost you $9.99 on each of those sites.
It's so sad to lose two talented women in such a short span of time. Watching their work won't erase the pain that their passing caused. But, it can help honor their life. Reynolds and Fisher may not be in Postcards From The Edge, but it comes straight from Fisher's mind, and it's been approved by Reynolds herself, so hopefully streaming it can help ease the pain of their deaths just a little — or, at least remind you of how great they were.