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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 »





Cast overview:
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)


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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Did You Know?


Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds both passed away before the documentary aired on American television. See more »


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 How the West Was Won (1962) See more »


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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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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