Wishful Drinking

Synopsis: 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.
Production: HBO Documentary Films
  Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.6
TV-MA
Year:
2010
77 min
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WHO WOULD YOU CALL

IN THAT SITUATION?

- Woman #2:
I'M NOT SURE.

- Woman #3:
YOUR MOTHER.

WELL YES,

THAT'S TRUE.

WELL, NOW IF YOU KNEW

MY MOTHER, MAYBE NOT.

911, OKAY?

AND THE POLICE DID COME,

AS THEY OFTEN DO

WHEN THERE ARE DEAD BODIES

STREWN ABOUT.

SO I'M ACTUALLY--

I'M STANDING

IN THE LIVING ROOM

WITH THIS POLICEMAN.

HE TURNS TO ME:

AND HE SAYS,

"I REALLY LIKE

YOUR HOUSE."

MY FRIEND DAVE SAID TO ME

AT THE TIME,

"YOU KNOW, HONEY,

I KNOW THIS IS ALL

JUST A GIGANTIC:

PAIN IN THE ASS."

AND I SAID,

"IF I COULD ISOLATE

THE PAIN:

JUST TO MY ASS,

IT WOULD BE:

FANTASTIC."

AND HE SAID, "WELL,

THAT'S THE MEDITATION

THEN."

ANYWAY, ENOUGH

ABOUT DEATH, OKAY?

I JUST--

I WANTED TO GE THAT BUMMER STORY

OUT OF THE WAY:

AT THE TOP:

OF THE SHOW.

NOW I WAS BORN:

IN BURBANK, CALIFORNIA,

TO SIMPLE FOLK,

PEOPLE OF THE LAND.

NO, ACTUALLY.

MY FATHER WAS:

A FAMOUS SINGER.

TWEEDLE DEE, TWEEDLE DEE

TWEEDLE DEE DEE:

I'M AS HAPPY

AS CAN BE...

AND MY MOM--

YOU WANT TO HEAR

SOMETHING REALLY COOL?

MY MOTHER'S

A MOVIE STAR.

- ( fans cheering )

- Woman:
DEBBIE, WE LOVE YOU!

SHE IS LITERALLY,

LIKE, AN ICON--

A GAY ICON,

BUT YOU TAKE YOUR

ICONIC STATURE:

WHERE YOU CAN:

GET IT.

MY FATHER--

HE HAD A LO OF HIT SONGS.

BUT I THINK THE ONE

HE'S BEST REMEMBERED FOR

IS THE SONG:

"OH! MY PAPA"--

OH! MY PAPA...

--WHICH I LIKE

TO CALL:

"OH MY FAUX PAS."

AND MY MOTHER,

SHE HAD--

SHE DID TONS OF FILMS,

YOU KNOW,

BUT PROBABLY:

THE ONE SHE'S BES REMEMBERED FOR

IS THE CLASSIC FILM

"SINGING IN THE RAIN."

SHE WAS ALSO:

NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR

FOR BEST ACTRESS

FOR HER WORK IN:

"THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN."

BUT SHE LOS TO JULIE ANDREWS

FOR HER STUNNING,

LAYERED:

AND MOVING PORTRAI OF MARY POPPINS.

I THINK IT WAS:

IBSEN'S "MARY POPPINS."

AND MY MOTHER--

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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, writer, and humorist. Fisher is known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role for which she was nominated for three Saturn Awards. Her other film credits include Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The 'Burbs (1989), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Soapdish (1991), and The Women (2008). She was nominated twice for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performances on the television series 30 Rock and Catastrophe. She was posthumously made a Disney Legend in 2017, and in 2018 she was awarded a posthumous Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Fisher wrote several semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge and an autobiographical one-woman play, and its non-fiction book, Wishful Drinking, based on the play. She wrote the screenplay for the film version of Postcards From The Edge which garnered her a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay nomination, and her one-woman stage show of Wishful Drinking was filmed for television and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special. She worked on other writers' screenplays as a script doctor, including tightening the scripts for Hook (1991), Sister Act (1992), The Wedding Singer (1998), and many of the films from the Star Wars franchise, among others. In later years, she earned praise for speaking publicly about her experiences with bipolar disorder and drug addiction. Fisher was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. She and her mother appear in Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, a documentary about their relationship. It premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Fisher died of a sudden cardiac arrest on December 27, 2016, at age 60, four days after experiencing a medical emergency during a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles. One of her final films, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was released on December 15, 2017 and is dedicated to her. Fisher will, however, appear in Star Wars: Episode IX through the use of unreleased footage from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi . more…

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