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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

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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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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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White Christmas
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Played on radio while Carrie Fisher is at the Great Wall of China in 1988
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My Favorite Moments
8 January 2017 | by pphh32001See all my reviews

I enjoyed this documentary very much, having been a huge fan of Debbie Reynolds my whole life. When I was young, my mother used to take me to see all of her movies, and the first time I was ever in a movie theater, I saw "Bundle of Joy", one of my favorites.

However, the most enjoyable part of this documentary for me was the opening credits (if I remember correctly) when they were playing a recording of Eddie Fisher, Carrie and Todd's father. I didn't recognize the song, but I was totally moved by his beautiful voice. Voices like that are very rare, and it just saddens me that with the usual fall into obscurity for performers, as Carrie Fisher points out, it made a more rapid decline in his case due to his personal life choices. Yet, for just a few moments, I could be enraptured and carried away by the sound of his beautiful voice and musicality.


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