Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is a touching, bittersweet, and ultimately charming love story that serves as a poignantly effective tribute to the strangely complicated, uniquely resilient mother/daughter duo.

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The story of a family's complicated love, this hilarious and heart-rending film is an intimate portrait of a unique mother/daughter relationship and Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity.

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The film transcends utility. It's a sober yet gracious cautionary tale about fame and fandom and a powerful portrait of love in action.

January 10, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Bright Lights plucks [Fisher's] star and that of her mother down from distant heights and lets us gently hold them for a time, reassuring us that their brilliance and humanity was real, their mutual endearment unbreakable.

January 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Bright Lights is a much better way to remember them. It wasn't supposed to double as a requiem, but who knew at the time?

January 9, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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No matter how unsinkable you are, no matter how hard you try to use The Force, it's impossible to look at that image of mother and daughter, fiercely by each other's sides, and do anything other than cry.

January 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Both camps will find much to move them in Bright Lights, especially the profound bond between its subjects and the obstacles that were overcome to make it last.

January 6, 2017 | Full Review…

This new documentary about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher celebrates them in hilarious and heart-stirring fashion.

January 6, 2017 | Full Review…

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