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Bright Lights (2016)

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (original title)
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An intimate portrait of actress Debbie Reynolds and her relationship with her beloved children, Carrie and Todd.
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Debbie Reynolds ... Self
Carrie Fisher ... Self
Todd Fisher ... Self
Catherine Hickland ... Self
Constance Freiberg Constance Freiberg ... Self
Griffin Dunne ... Self
Eddie Fisher ... Self (archive footage)
Maxine Reynolds Maxine Reynolds ... Self (archive footage)
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Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds star in a tender portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity. From the red carpet to the back alleys behind it, the documentary is about the bonds of family love, which are beautifully bitter-sweet. Written by Anonymous

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A different kind of Hollywood love story.

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The narrative initially began as a chronicle of Debbie Reynolds' late-in-life career, but turned into a story about Carrie and Debbie's relationship. See more »

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Carrie Fisher: Mother and I live next door to each other, separated by one daunting hill. I usually come to her. I always come to her.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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I'm Still Here
(from Postcards from the Edge (1990)) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Debbie Reynolds
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My Favorite Moments
8 January 2017 | by pphh32001See all my reviews

I enjoyed this documentary very much, having been a huge fan of Debbie Reynolds my whole life. When I was young, my mother used to take me to see all of her movies, and the first time I was ever in a movie theater, I saw "Bundle of Joy", one of my favorites.

However, the most enjoyable part of this documentary for me was the opening credits (if I remember correctly) when they were playing a recording of Eddie Fisher, Carrie and Todd's father. I didn't recognize the song, but I was totally moved by his beautiful voice. Voices like that are very rare, and it just saddens me that with the usual fall into obscurity for performers, as Carrie Fisher points out, it made a more rapid decline in his case due to his personal life choices. Yet, for just a few moments, I could be enraptured and carried away by the sound of his beautiful voice and musicality.


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7 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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