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Chronology: 1986

While Meryl Streep has been admired for her dramatic skills early on, she has received a fair amount of criticism by journalists throughout the years for being too serious in her roles, too tight-lipped, and no fun at all on screen. In 1986, she reteamed with Mike Nichols for what would be the first comedy of her film career. In the big screen adaptation of Nora Ephron’s “Heartburn”, Streep plays a woman, who falls in love with a man, played by Jack Nicholson, builds a house and a family, only to see her world fall apart when her husband is having an affair. She leaves him, only to return for the sake of their children, but finds no more fulfillment in her marriage. “Heartburn” transports Ephron’s dry wit and humour, but critics dismissed the film for being too talky and not a fitting vehicle for the star power of its two main attractions. Also in 1986, Meryl gave birth to her third child, a daughter named Grace.

July 25, 1986