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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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bright Lights See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Debbie Reynolds' last name is misspelled in one of the film's posters (it reads "Renyolds"). See more »

Quotes

Carrie Fisher: Family-wise, we didn't grow up with each other, we grew up around each other. You know, like trees.
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Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 6 January 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
(as "Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer") (uncredited)
Written by Johnny Marks
Played on radio while Carrie Fisher is at the Great Wall of China in 1988
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Excellent Love Story & view of Hollywood
7 January 2017 | by lizawill917See all my reviews

Watching this and seeing the true Love between Debbie & her children is heartwarming. It also gives you a slight insight into the old and new Hollywood lifestyle. Not such an easy life.

After seeing how much Carrie cared for her Mom, and worried about her declining health, I wonder if Carrie is actually the one who died of a broken heart. Those 2 were soul mates, and they left the word at almost the same time.

I thought it was so well done, and such a tribute to 2 lovely lades.

My heart goes out to Billie Lourd, who at age 24,lost her Mom & Grandmom, and Todd Fisher, who lost his Mom & his sister.

Nothing will bring them back, but this film will be such a great memory for their family now, and for generations to come.


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