Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016), Dir. Alexis Bloom & Fisher Stevens

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016), Dir. Alexis Bloom & Fisher Stevens
My family in particular could overwhelm most people...
— Todd Fisher, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016)

Stars: Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Todd Fisher, Eddie Fisher, Billie Lourd, Griffin Dunne.
Director: Alexis Bloom & Fisher Stevens.

An ordinary documentary starring a famous mother and daughter duo but with so much more meaning due to their passing. A wonderful inside of their rather quirky life that will put most family relationships to shame. Bright Lights is distilled bottle of sadness and joy. Thank you Carrie, Debbie, and Todd for inviting us into your lives.

It truly amazes me that Debbie at her age was still going strong, always needing to be on the stage even when her body was failing her. This not only movie star legend but a movie lover and preserver herself, Debbie has the ability to make everyone smile. With the utter support of her two children she was able to keep working as she never changed as a person from her youth, she kept her desire to fill the world with joy whether it singing and dancing in the rain, or singing and a little dancing on the Vegas stage.

And to not only our Princess but our queen who never shied away from being open about her problems that allowed a dialogue to happen with others who suffer the way she did. She is truly an inspirational woman, every day ever the more special. She accepted herself even when she felt like her glory days were behind her. Her and Debbie came back together after so much strain, they were each others support and love. 

It saddens all of us that these stars have left earth to sit among the others in the sky, but knowing that they are together is a comfort. 

My five stars are not for the production quality of this documentary but for what this documentary allows everyone to see, the beauty of these two women who even if they were 100, it would still be too soon to lose them.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★