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Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

United States, 2016


An intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty featuring Debbie Reynolds, Todd Fisher, and Carrie Fisher.

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Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Directed by Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens
The documentary premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and then played at Telluride and the New York Film Festival, initially as a tender, human, and very, very funny portrait of Hollywood royalty... "Bright Lights" gets so much done that it's hard to believe it's only 95 minutes long.
January 06, 2017
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Bright Lights, a portrait of the perpetually intertwined lives of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, would be an intimate, moving documentary in any context. But after Fisher's recent death at age 60 and the immediate subsequent passing of her mother, Reynolds, at 84, Bright Lights is now infused with so much bittersweetness that, at times, it hurts to watch it.
January 06, 2017
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Seeing the film now makes you weep for the passing of both actresses, of course. It also drives home the magnitude of losing Carrie Fisher's hilarious, acerbic, insightful voice at a time when it seems more vital than ever. You leave the movie wanting so much more of her, it hurts.
December 30, 2016
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