The 1-2 punch of Carrie Fisher's and Debbie Reynolds' deaths was a fitting, but tragic, end to a year unprecedented in the number of famous/recognizable people who passed on. And for nerds, Carrie's death cut especially deep. As is the case when a celebrity dies, interest in their work surges for a time as people re-explore (or discover for the first time) why we fell in love with these people in the first place. Like most people, I'm familiar with Carrie Fisher through her work as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, but only recently did I realize that she was a prolific writer. WISHFUL DRINKING was her first directly autobiographical work, based on a life which many people might envy if it weren't for all of the mental illness, drug addiction, etc. And based on this stand-up special, she was also a brilliant comedienne. Essentially a chronological overview of her life, it was filled with hilarious anecdotes and delivered with her trademark self-deprecation. Rarely have laughter and sadness coexisted so closely. And now that she's gone, the ending takes on a new poignancy. If you're a Carrie Fisher fan, I highly recommend checking this out if you haven't already (and her books, too).
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Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking (2010)
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 ...
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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.
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A funny and poignant exemplification of "Comedy = Tragedy + Time"Reviewed bybrchthethirdVote: 10/10
Carrie Fisher's one woman show is, in a word, hilarious.
Fisher tells it all, growing up in Hollywood, having Eddie Fisher for afather, the Liz-Debbie-Eddie triangle, Princess Leia, her drugaddiction, and her "invitation to a mental hospital." She gives us alook via a big board of Hollywood Genealogy 101 ("but don't worry,Eddie wasn't alone for long...") filled with pictures and arrows of herparents, their spouses, their children, and her own two marriages anddaughter, trying to find out if her daughter and another young man onthe board could date, or were they, in fact, related?
Due to his retention of the Star Wars licensing, Fisher advises us thatGeorge Lucas owns her image and likeness so that "every time I look inthe mirror, I have to pay him a few bucks." And she tells the audience,"If you have a chance to be a Pez dispenser, DO IT." All in all, a funevening, obviously from the mind that brought us the entertaining"Postcards from the Edge." Fisher sees the irony in life and mines itup and down roller coaster ride for all the humor there is. She is,after all, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds, who was nominated for anOscar for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"..."but lost to Julie Andrews forher multilayered, emotional, deep performance of Mary Poppins."
For some odd reason I never was aware of Carrie's "Wishful Drinking" show before after her untimely passing. So when I did happen to find it, I jumped at the chance to watch this. And I was sort of thrilled, because I have never seen her perform in something like this, much less did I actually know that she also did this kind of work.
It turned out that "Wishful Drinking" was a nice show on a couple of different levels. First and foremost, it was nice and open view into Carrie's life, past and struggles, and she didn't really wrap much in bubble wrap. And it was also a fun show, with a good amount of laughs and enjoyment.
I was genuinely surprised to see Carrie do this, and must admit that she excelled at it, and she felt very much at home on the stage. Watching "Wishful Drinking" does offer a good look into the real Carrie Fisher, especially if you haven't read her autobiographies beforehand. There are some very personal issues being aired, and they are delivered with honesty and often an approach that is spiced up with a pinch of comedy.
Now, this is not a stand-up comedy routine, so you should not expect that kind of show if you sit down to watch this without knowing what it is about.
"Wishful Drinking" is a very honest show, and one that all fans of Carrie Fisher should take the time to watch.