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Bright Lights Captures the Magic of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

The HBO documentary is a charming, poignant snapshot of the late actresses and their complex relationship.
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Toward the end of Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, Reynolds rests on a couch, frail but sparkling after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. “There’s no business like show business,” she says. Fisher, resting her head on her mother’s shoulder, senses an opportunity. “You know what, I have to say something,” she says, perfectly deadpan. “Everything about it is appealing.” Reynolds frowns intently, and joins in. “Nowhere can you get that special feeling.” The pair work through the impromptu skit, perfectly serious, and perfectly in sync

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