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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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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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USA

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English

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12 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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: You know how they way "Religion is the opiate of the masses?" Well I took masses of opiates religiously!
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Princess Leia's Theme
Composed by John Williams
Published by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI) and Bantha Music (BMI)
All Rights Administered by Warner- Tamerlane Publishing Corp
Courtesy of Lucasfilm
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A funny and poignant exemplification of "Comedy = Tragedy + Time"
17 January 2017 | by brchthethirdSee all my reviews

The 1-2 punch of Carrie Fisher's and Debbie Reynolds' deaths was a fitting, but tragic, end to a year unprecedented in the number of famous/recognizable people who passed on. And for nerds, Carrie's death cut especially deep. As is the case when a celebrity dies, interest in their work surges for a time as people re-explore (or discover for the first time) why we fell in love with these people in the first place. Like most people, I'm familiar with Carrie Fisher through her work as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, but only recently did I realize that she was a prolific writer. WISHFUL DRINKING was her first directly autobiographical work, based on a life which many people might envy if it weren't for all of the mental illness, drug addiction, etc. And based on this stand-up special, she was also a brilliant comedienne. Essentially a chronological overview of her life, it was filled with hilarious anecdotes and delivered with her trademark self-deprecation. Rarely have laughter and sadness coexisted so closely. And now that she's gone, the ending takes on a new poignancy. If you're a Carrie Fisher fan, I highly recommend checking this out if you haven't already (and her books, too).


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