Wishful Drinking

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7.41 h 16 min20107+
[HBO] HD. Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher tells her raucous, raw and intoxicating true story in this documentary based on her hit stage production.
Directors
Randy BarbatoFenton Bailey
Starring
Carrie FisherEddie FisherHarry Karl
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ComedyArts, Entertainment, and CultureDocumentary
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Fenton BaileyRandy BarbatoMona CardGarret EdingtonLisa HellerSara KordySheila NevinsRobin Seidon
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4.7 out of 5 stars

593 global ratings

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hawthorne woodReviewed in the United States on March 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a wonderful, generous woman.
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Loved it. Love her. Saw "Bright Lights" as well, about Carrie and Debbie. I loved the one-woman show even more. What people must remember is that, first and foremost, Carrie Fisher was a writer, and a damned fine one at that. Her show is masterful, her stand-up delivery perfection, her storytelling funny and a joy. She was, simply, one of the most interesting people on the planet, and still is, thanks to Prime for proving it. She might be the "Bipolar Woman Of the Year," but for me she is definitely the "Woman Of the Year." Such a loss.
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Donna ManziReviewed in the United States on February 24, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny as F
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Carrie is such a regular girl, comfortable in her own skin to tell the audience exactly how her life has really been. She is super confident and funny. My favorite part is the blackboard lesson “are they related?” I loved hwr mom who she speaks of often and her entire family. I was into this play the moment it first came out. I missed after a few years it so I bought it!. Love Carrie Fisher and miss her too. Grab this if you feel the same!
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Sheryl FechterReviewed in the United States on April 26, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
“If My Life Wasn’t Funny, It Would Just Be True” - Carrie Fisher
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I have had this documentary for years and have viewed it so often. Now, due to Carrie Fisher’s distressing passing on, the film draws even more of a personal feeling from me that makes her wonderful lifetime almost unbelievable to realize. In this wonderfully comic documentary, filmed from her one-woman Broadway act, one could get quite hilariously confused as Carrie takes you on a personal journey through her own life’s satirical family tree ("Hollywood 101") to an answer you must arrive at yourself. The question being, “Are these two related”? This menagerie of people making up the 'tree' is wildly funny as Carrie recounts them all; through the twists, turns, marriages, divorces, children, relationships, missteps, girlfriends, actors, boyfriends and just about every type of condition possible - then Carrie mixes them all up more so - if you can answer her very hysterical question Now… You are far smarter than I.

I was left personally awestruck with Carrie’s family tree while she relates to her audience in the most interpersonal way. It is as if she sent you an individual invitation to hear her get real about her life in her perfect dry-witted style and also helps to unscramble the same questions that bewilder her also. She is engaging, funny and goes deep along with having a setting that is glittery, cozy and also filled with interesting visuals to look at, just as her own home is. She was an amazing individual battling an illness but taking it, and the entertainment world, in her stride but doesn't allow one to forget that life gives even those who were born to celebrity their hardships in life; like ECT treatments, for instance. Carrie speaks about the time she suffered while making it funny to lose one's memory. Clearly, Fisher was in pain which at the time didn’t have a decisive diagnosis for whatever “It” was.

Carrie was the plucky, sarcastic and fearlessly loyal daughter of America’s Sweetheart Debbie Reynolds and famed crooner Eddie Fisher - until Eddie looked another direction. She switches gears to give some personal information about being a 'princess' herself in "Star Wars" and the marketing of the film that took on a Galaxy of its own. “Wishful Drinking” takes a farcical look at all that was real in Carrie Fisher’s uproarious life. It’s a definite ‘don’t miss’ for all those that love the rapier wit of Carrie Fisher and the Hollywood scene itself and now, all the poignant memories...
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George E. Goff & Better Half MicheleReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
FANTASTIC - Carrie Delivers A Wonderfully Witty Performance
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This is a must see for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds fans and a real treat for newcomers to Carrie's brilliant and witty style. It is so well written and a beautifully staged performance of Carrie's spin on life in Hollywood. Her interaction with the audience is charming and makes her loss all the more painful. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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KatReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Darling Carrie Fisher, great show she wrote
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I saw Carrie Fisher and her daughter together after a writers conference after the show I got to watch them interact sweetly, very contented together, living and being in their moment. So I wanted to see our Carrie again- in her one woman show. So glad I could get it on DVD- I watched the whole thing and thought it fun, and a hoot! Would have loved you have a conversation her! Great job witting, wise, so clever! Miss her still.
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CaptJReviewed in the United States on April 10, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Laughing Out Loud
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I watched this on the recommendation of a friend. I literally found myself laughing out loud as I watched this alone. I didn't think it could get any better after Hollywood 101 ((The family Tree)) but it did. When she Googled herself, Holy Crap that was funny. Her playfulness with the audience was great. I have since recommended it to many ppl.
Karen RReviewed in the United States on June 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Carrie Fisher at her best.
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Anything Carrie Fisher wrote is worth watching. This is somewhat harder for me to watch now that she has died. I kept wanting to reach through the screen and yell at her for what her drugging was doing to her. I'm so sad that she's died, and so angry that it means no more of her brilliant writing.
Jason & KellyReviewed in the United States on August 31, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Princess Carrie Fisher Hits a Grand Slam!!!
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Excellent!!! A must have for Star Wars fans, Documentary fans, & Carrie Fisher Fans.

This is a great performance. A one-woman-show, an autobiographical by a fascinating & genius lady.

She IS a princess. America's princess.
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