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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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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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7 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Filming for the documentary began in April 2014 and ceased after Debbie was nominated for the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2015. See more »

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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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References Around the World in 80 Days (1956) See more »

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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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A fine documentary
28 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Why does no one mention this fine documentary of both Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, that played on HBO and AFI 2016. I found it so moving and informative about their very close relationship. I'm hoping the film will be distributed widely following Carrie's premature death. What's wrong with those obit writers who don't seem to be aware of this film? An important revelation to this viewer was the musical talent Carrie exhibited. Her singing voice reflected the gifts she inherited from both Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. There may have been downsides to being the child of such celebrated parents, but she was certainly up to the task. In addition, her wry observations of herself and others was right on. Kitty A postscript following the death of Debbie Reynolds. Bright Lights gives an answer to why the symbiosis of this relationship could lead to the second death.


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