Emotional HBO Documentary Captures Unbreakable Mother And Daughter Bond Between Two Late Hollywood Icons.
Debbie Reynolds was seen baring major facial bruising in parts of the emotional Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher documentary.
The feature premiered Saturday on HBO, illustrating the tender relationship between famous mother-daughter duo, who died within a single day one another last month.
The documentary deals with the beautiful, sometimes tragic, relationship the Hollywood icons shared, and how they coped with fame and the spotlight through multiple decades.
The duo were laid to rest in a joint funeral at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles on Friday morning. On Thursday, celebrities who came to honor the legendary pair at a private memorial service included Meg Ryan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meryl Streep, Ellen Barkin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lea Michele, and Ed Begley Jr. and Eric Idle.
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In addition to the mother-daughter pair, the documentary, directed by Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom, turned its attention to key figures in their Hollywood story, including Carrie’s father, singer Eddie Fisher; her brother, filmmaker Todd Fisher; and her lifelong friend, After Hours actor Griffin Dunne.
The documentary opens with Carrie doing what daughters do – carrying some food over to mom. The pair live in separate houses on a plot of land they call ‘the compound.’
‘I usually come to her,’ Carrie says, then pauses dryly. ‘I always come to her.’
‘Lovey, I’m home!’ she calls out, balancing a tray of mac ‘n cheese, when she finds her mother sitting on the floor, tapping her flip phone. ‘You can’t keep that phone,’ Carrie chides. ‘That’s from when they first invented cell phones.’