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 6, 2017
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
This new documentary about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher celebrates them in hilarious and heart-stirring fashion.
Top Critic
January 6, 2017
A beauty that will mostly make you laugh and, of course, cry.
January 6, 2017
Self-deprecating bon mots, wordplay, song lyrics and perfectly timed occasional moans are what elevate this beyond simple "Keeping Up With" material.
January 6, 2017
Even without the sadness that now floods Bright Lights, it would still be a classic of its kind.
January 6, 2017
If Bright Lights is, at times, a sharp reminder of what's been lost, it's also convincing evidence that wherever Fisher and Reynolds are now, they're almost certainly together.
January 6, 2017
Now that they're gone, the film instantly becomes the loveliest farewell gift.
January 6, 2017
A tender, human, and very, very funny portrait of Hollywood royalty.
January 6, 2017
Simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking ...
January 5, 2017
t's a beautifully filmed, whip-smart, perfectly edited love letter to a legendary mother-daughter duo that respects and honors their relationship without sugarcoating their troubled and checkered history.
January 5, 2017
Bright Lights not only captures the unique nature of their bond -- forged, as it was, under such intense scrutiny -- but what made them special, both individually and together.
January 5, 2017
Bright Lights, an affectionate and intimate documentary produced and directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, gives a more balanced view of one of show business's famous mother-daughter duos.
January 5, 2017
Even if [both subjects] hadn't died within a day of each other last week, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds would have been a lovely, bittersweet portrait of a complicated yet unusually devoted mother-daughter relationship.
January 5, 2017
You leave the movie wanting so much more of [Fisher], it hurts.
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