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Wishful Drinking (2010)

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Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher tells her raw and intoxicating true story in this documentary based on her hit stage production. Touching on stardom, mental illness, addiction and more, the ... See full summary »

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Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher tells her raw and intoxicating true story in this documentary based on her hit stage production. Touching on stardom, mental illness, addiction and more, the actress recounts her peaks and valleys with candor and humor. Written by Anonymous

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Carrie Fisher, stjärnan som krigade  »

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Carrie Fisher: You know how they way "Religion is the opiate of the masses?" Well I took masses of opiates religiously!
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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »


Happpy Days Are Here Again
Written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
Published by EMI Robbins Catalog Inc (ASCAP) and Advanced Music Corp (ASCAP)
Performed by Carrie Fisher (uncredited)
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"Eddie rushed to Liz's side....eventually he made it around to her front."
4 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Carrie Fisher's one woman show is, in a word, hilarious.

Fisher tells it all, growing up in Hollywood, having Eddie Fisher for a father, the Liz-Debbie-Eddie triangle, Princess Leia, her drug addiction, and her "invitation to a mental hospital." She gives us a look via a big board of Hollywood Genealogy 101 ("but don't worry, Eddie wasn't alone for long...") filled with pictures and arrows of her parents, their spouses, their children, and her own two marriages and daughter, trying to find out if her daughter and another young man on the board could date, or were they, in fact, related?

Due to his retention of the Star Wars licensing, Fisher advises us that George Lucas owns her image and likeness so that "every time I look in the mirror, I have to pay him a few bucks." And she tells the audience, "If you have a chance to be a Pez dispenser, DO IT." All in all, a fun evening, obviously from the mind that brought us the entertaining "Postcards from the Edge." Fisher sees the irony in life and mines it up and down roller coaster ride for all the humor there is. She is, after all, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds, who was nominated for an Oscar for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"..."but lost to Julie Andrews for her multilayered, emotional, deep performance of Mary Poppins."

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