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Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016)

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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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English

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8 January 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

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Bright Lights See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Debbie Reynolds' last name is misspelled in one of the film's posters (it reads "Renyolds"). 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 Bundle of Joy (1956) See more »

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The Man That Got Away
(uncredited)
Written by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Carrie Fisher
Final scene with the family in the living room, gathered around the Christmas Tree
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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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