Monday, January 9, 2017

2011 - WISHFUL DRINKING - Carrie Fisher bummer weekend part 1

Had an opportunity to watch a couple of personal films about the life of Carrie Fisher, actress/writer/Princess Leia.  First up is this autobiographical film, Wishful Drinking.  This show is based on a book that Carrie Fisher wrote which appears to be essentially a memoir of her growing up in Hollywood in a chemical haze.

Fisher was the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher and while watching this film she sure doesn't let you forget it.  The show is basicall  a therapy session with Fisher recalling her apparently unhappy childhood.

I guess the theme of this film is that money and celebrity can't buy you happiness.  Fisher spends a lot time on her screwed up family and extended family tree.  Fisher suffered from mental illnesses and had a drug problem which she apparently was able to get a handle on which is no small feat.

Wishful Drinking is not exactly a fun hour sitting in front of the television set, it's kind of like hanging out with a friend who relates their personal problems in excruciating detail that after a while you want to yell "enough."

76 minutes

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