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Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking (2010)

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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 ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Carrie Fisher ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Fisher ... Himself (archive footage)
Harry Karl Harry Karl ... Himself (archive footage)
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself (archive footage)
Maxine Reynolds Maxine Reynolds ... Herself (archive footage)
Diane Sawyer ... Herself (archive footage)
Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself (archive footage)
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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. Written by Anonymous

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12 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Bendito alcoholismo (Wishful Drinking) See more »

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Based on her best-selling novel, Wishful Drinking played on Broadway at studio 54 before going on tour. See more »

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Carrie Fisher: Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
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Features Postcards from the Edge (1990) See more »

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Hearts and Bones
Written and Performed by Paul Simon
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Wishing Upon A Star
18 October 2011 | by NJMoonSee all my reviews

Carrie Fisher's one-woman Broadway show is a laid back treatise on life as a celebrity and a celebrity spawn. Fisher dishes on her famous parents but doesn't dig too deeply into her own battles with drugs, alcohol and celebrity. The highlight is a giant chalkboard of her famous family tree with which she tries to discern whether her daughter should date a man that may or may not be a relative. And yes, she dons the famous braids to remind us of the opportunity that allowed her to step out of her famous parents' shadow and into cultural iconography. All in all, Fisher is honest, blunt, and a bit too relaxed at times to add anything but kick-back giggles, but to ask more may be just wishful thinking.


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