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Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking (2010)

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Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher tells her raw and intoxicating true story in this documentary based on her hit stage production. Touching on stardom, mental illness, addiction and more, the ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Carrie Fisher ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Fisher ... Himself (archive footage)
Harry Karl Harry Karl ... Himself (archive footage)
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself (archive footage)
Maxine Reynolds Maxine Reynolds ... Herself (archive footage)
Diane Sawyer ... Herself (archive footage)
Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself (archive footage)
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Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher tells her raw and intoxicating true story in this documentary based on her hit stage production. Touching on stardom, mental illness, addiction and more, the actress recounts her peaks and valleys with candor and humor. Written by Anonymous

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English

Release Date:

12 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bendito alcoholismo (Wishful Drinking) See more »

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Based on her best-selling novel, Wishful Drinking played on Broadway at studio 54 before going on tour. See more »

Quotes

Carrie Fisher: You know how they way "Religion is the opiate of the masses?" Well I took masses of opiates religiously!
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Features Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Bang a Gong (Get it On)
Written by Marc Bolan
Published by TRO - Essex Music International, Inc (ASCAP)
Recording courtesy of Muscadet Productions, Inc/Straight Ahead Productions Ltd.
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Entertaining dishiness
27 March 2014 | by mwillhoite-684-953169See all my reviews

I just watched this hugely entertaining tell-all, a rental from Netflix. If I weren't in the habit of sending the discs back immediately, I'd have watched it again. Carrie Fisher is clearly a highly intelligent -- if deeply neurotic --woman, but her frankness and wit even out the score. She skewers everyone in her path, but with such humor and self-deprecation that she has the audience with her all the way. She strikes me as someone who would be fun to know. But.... Perhaps at a slight distance. As others have written, the best part of the show is the Hollywood Genealogy Chart, and boy, does she have fun with it! So do we. Eddie Fisher, her father, receives most of the poisoned darts, but he clearly deserved them. But she must have forgiven him long ago; the show is dedicated to him.


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