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Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016)

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

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Cast

Cast overview:
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself
Carrie Fisher ... Herself
Todd Fisher ... Himself
Catherine Hickland ... Herself
Constance Freiberg Constance Freiberg ... Herself
Griffin Dunne ... Himself
Eddie Fisher ... Himself (archive footage)
Maxine Reynolds Maxine Reynolds ... Herself (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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English

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7 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bright Lights See more »

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1.78 : 1
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According to Alexis Bloom, Carrie was struck by the intimacy of the scenes when she saw the first cut of the film, but came to endorse it after a conversation with the directors. See more »

Quotes

Carrie Fisher: Age is, it's horrible for all of us. But she falls from a greater height.
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

I'd Rather Be Blue Thinking of You
(from Funny Girl (1968)) (uncredited)
Written By John Cacavas
Performed by Barbra Streisand
Excerpt sung by Carrie Fisher while watching "Funny Girl" on television
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Sad, sweet, funny and completely in love with each other and the life they shared.
7 January 2017 | by larry41onEbaySee all my reviews

Bright Lights is an illuminating look inside the homes and lives of two legends. I love Carrie Fisher cooking a soufflé for her mother Debbie Reynolds and then walking out Carrie's backdoor across their shared backyard and into her Debbie's back door to share a meal with mom. They share more than that with us. It's like sitting on their living room couch and going thru the family album, warts and all. How were they able to live thru all their tribulations? Maybe that they learned to talk about it and deal with it instead of letting if fester and burst inside. And there was laughter, and stories about other celebrities and other heartaches. But what I liked most was their humanity towards each other and that unsinkable spirit that kept them going until all energy was gone from them. What I liked least about it was these two wonderful women should have know the damage drugs, alcohol and cigarettes would do and avoided them. I heard Carrie drank up to 16 Cokes a day and I wonder if the Coke connection with her father had something to do with her addiction to sodas. And Debbie could have had someone to stop her from performing until she was ready to drop. I know it was her choice but they both could have been saved from themselves by their friends. Thank you ladies for all that you gave and shared and God Bless Todd now alone…


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