Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Reviews

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December 28, 2017
Ms. Fisher is brainy and salty and hilarious, and she's frank and eloquent in describing being bipolar.
December 28, 2017
This is the film we have - one that is likely to leave those who loved Reynolds or Fisher loving them even more.
January 10, 2017
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 9, 2017
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
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 6, 2017
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 25, 2019
Beneath the glitz and glamour, Bright Lights told a story of family wounds that run deep - a tale we mere mortals can relate to as well.
August 24, 2018
So many surprises and revelations, this intimate visit in their homes and heads is pure genius and a wonderful tribute to these ladies who clearly were the loves of each other's lives.
June 13, 2018
A gentle, minor tribute to one of Hollywood's greatest loves that proves how lucky we were to have them, and how much luckier they were to have each other.
February 9, 2018
For 90 minutes, we forget they're gone, spending valuable time with two very different but well-bonded and equally charming Hollywood icons.
December 28, 2017
Many of those mourning the deaths last week of "Star Wars" icon Carrie Fisher and her mother and Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds feel as if they've lost good friends. The HBO documentary ... helps explain that grief.
December 19, 2017
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is an exploration of this unusual relationship and a celebration of the beautiful lives left behind.
September 11, 2017
[A] captivating, show-bizzy documentary.
August 28, 2017
The burden of care is on both sides, and so, in Bright Lights, is its beauty.
August 11, 2017
Bright Lights is a heartbreaking tribute to a singular mother-daughter relationship.
June 23, 2017
If you have or had a mother, or a daughter, or a father, or a son, you are likely to blubber through Bright Lights ... But don't. You will miss part of the show, and Reynolds would not want that.
March 9, 2017
Fascinating women, fascinating lives. Don't miss it.
February 25, 2017
A very good film that I would have much preferred to watch either three months ago or three months from now.
January 17, 2017
HBO moving 'Bright Lights'' premiere could play as a rather ghoulish bit of exploitation. But it doesn't, because the film is such a celebration of both extraordinary women, and the bond they shared right up to their final days.
January 14, 2017
Although difficult to watch at times because of Debbie and Carrie's recent passing, this unusual documentary emerges as a marvelous tribute to its wonderful subjects.
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