Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016) 720p YIFY Movie

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

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

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  • Genre: Documentary |
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 828.20M
  • Resolution: 720x400 / 23.976 (24000/1001) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 95
  • IMDB Rating: 8.3/10 
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The Synopsis for Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016) 720p

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.

The Director and Players for Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016) 720p

[Director]Alexis Bloom
[Role:]Debbie Reynolds
[Role:Director]Fisher Stevens
[Role:]Carrie Fisher
[Role:]Todd Fisher

The Reviews for Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016) 720p

Reviewed bypphh32001Vote: 10/10/10

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

However, the most enjoyable part of this documentary for me was theopening credits (if I remember correctly) when they were playing arecording of Eddie Fisher, Carrie and Todd's father. I didn't recognizethe song, but I was totally moved by his beautiful voice. Voices likethat are very rare, and it just saddens me that with the usual fallinto obscurity for performers, as Carrie Fisher points out, it made amore 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 thesound of his beautiful voice and musicality.

"She's IS Christmas. It's a special thing." - Carrie Fisher on Debbie ReynoldsReviewed byMisterWhiplashVote: 7/10

As some other critics have noted, it's sort of like Grey Gardens lite, but I have to wonder if any/everyone who wrote about this following it's New York Film Festival premiere (or any other fest screenings) have to revisit their opinions following the final sucker-punch celebrity deaths of Fisher followed by Reynolds in 2016.

I'm of two minds on this: yes, there may not be too much different in seeing these natural-born-entertainer-Characters (though Reynolds more-so, they can't seem to help breaking out into song, and usually they both know the words), and no, there is a sadder pall on everything knowing they're gone and, as the Rolling Stones sang, 'This could be the last time, maybe the last time, I don't know,' and we do know for Reynolds it is and for Fisher (who mentions she's off to shoot Force Awakens and is shooting it during the filming of the doc) it is too.

In a way though it's about a mother and daughter, the through-line is really about Reynolds and her long, winding goodbye to entertainment; she does a concert to a large sports-style auditorium, and while she's not singing badly one can see the lights are trying to hide that the auditorium is not full and how she can barely get down the stairs from the stage. But she can't stop/won't stop, so who knows if her "final" show in Las Vegas, where she requests Carrie to come on stage to sing (with, as Carrie shows, awkwardly scripted banter for them to do).

The question through much of what is a scattered-in-structure document of two people at a particular time looking back at things is: how do you ever end being "you", whether that's Debbie Reynolds or Carrie Fisher? There are some scenes that are extraneous, if I can step back and look at it critically as a documentary. Even at 93 minutes it may be too long. But you can't escape how meaningful this is now seeing it with the context of knowing this is a tribute to these wonderful people as much as it's a document of their relationship. It's both, really, and you know for all the pain that they've caused each other, with Postcards from the Edge as a prime example of their contentious moments, there's real love and friendship. Not to mention there's brother/son Todd Fisher, the brother who may be *weirder* in some ways (with his movie posters chronicling how his parents started out and then came together and split apart, and his Knight Rider car which is simply WTF), on the sidelines, part of it but too "normal" as a nice little boy who grew up around all this.

So if you like or even have some passing admiration for Reynolds, who seems like a born entertainer but really did have to work at it (being naturally beautiful helped too, but being molded by the MGM studio system was the key - as someone here says, maybe Carrie, she couldn't help but be 'on' all the time), and Fisher, who struggled for years with bi-polar disorder and a host of other addictions and ailments to still be around for her, and the mother for her daughter. Along the way there are nice 'cameos' from Griffin Dunne (who introduces himself at the foot of Fisher's stairs yelling, "hey, f***face" with affection), and Barbara Streisand on the TV.

PS: No, really, a Knight Rider car? Really? PPS: The footage of Fisher at a convention doesn't quite sync up to what she wrote about in her book, The Princess Diarist, but why carp?

Reviewed bycalvinnmeVote: 9/10/10

When Carrie Fisher passed away unexpectedly late last year, at thattime knowing nothing about the health of her mother, Debbie Reynolds,only her age - 84 - I thought to myself, this kind of a shock could doa person in at that age. And the next day it did.

This documentary shows these two as much more than just mother anddaughter, but fast friends. It is a great tribute to both ladies. Ittalks a little bit about Debbie's past problems - being abandoned byher husband with two small children, then marrying a guy she thoughtwould bring her family some stability and security, but it didn't - hein fact bankrupted them with his compulsive gambling. And she faced allof this with dignity and was a fighter.

Debbie doesn't do that much talking for or about herself. In factthrough most of the documentary it is mentioned how she is feeling justawful, but you'd never guess it. She is always dressed to the nines andsmiling - something Carrie said she learned as a recruit in the oldstudio system at MGM. And then, feeling awful, Debbie books a Las Vegasshow and brings her children into the act because she simply can't dothe whole show. She just couldn't retire outright because she lovedentertaining and loved the audiences.

Carrie does most of the talking. Like mom, she is a fighter, and alsohas quite a sense of humor. She fought her way back from a childhood inwhich she was abandoned by her dad, Eddie Fisher, in every waypossible. It's like he just left them behind like they were part of apast life - until Carrie had some success and he came back asking formoney. She fought her way back from drug addiction and her failedmarriage to Paul Simon, who was much older than she, and during thedocumentary she is quite open about her battle with her weight as shetries to get the pounds off with the help of a trainer in preparationfor the Star Wars film, "Episode 7". The trainer keeps trying to takeher sodas away from her - which she keeps replenishing.

Carrie has a visit from old childhood chum Griffin Dunne, and theyeasily talk about their youth. After all of the awful stuff you havejust learned about her dad, Eddie Fisher, and his parental negligence,Carrie goes to visit him, and he does look like death warmed over atthis point, and Carrie tells him that she loves him and she seems toreally mean it. It is revealed during the documentary that Eddie Fisherwas a drug addict too, and I think having that common experience withher dad has made it easier for her to forgive him. What a classy lady.Eddie Fisher passed away in 2010, so obviously this part of thedocumentary was shot much earlier.

Todd, Carrie's younger brother, is in the documentary too, but hedoesn't have much to say.

The documentary is not in "this is your life" style. It is more justfollowing Debbie and Carrie around and showing the deep relationshipand love they had for one another. Dance on in the afterlife classyladies, you'll both be terribly missed. I miss you already.

Obviously, highly recommended.

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