Reviewed byblanche-2Vote: 9/10/10
Carrie Fisher's one woman show is, in a word, hilarious.
Fisher tells it all, growing up in Hollywood, having Eddie Fisher for afather, the Liz-Debbie-Eddie triangle, Princess Leia, her drugaddiction, and her "invitation to a mental hospital." She gives us alook via a big board of Hollywood Genealogy 101 ("but don't worry,Eddie wasn't alone for long...") filled with pictures and arrows of herparents, their spouses, their children, and her own two marriages anddaughter, trying to find out if her daughter and another young man onthe board could date, or were they, in fact, related?
Due to his retention of the Star Wars licensing, Fisher advises us thatGeorge Lucas owns her image and likeness so that "every time I look inthe mirror, I have to pay him a few bucks." And she tells the audience,"If you have a chance to be a Pez dispenser, DO IT." All in all, a funevening, obviously from the mind that brought us the entertaining"Postcards from the Edge." Fisher sees the irony in life and mines itup and down roller coaster ride for all the humor there is. She is,after all, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds, who was nominated for anOscar for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"..."but lost to Julie Andrews forher multilayered, emotional, deep performance of Mary Poppins."
Reviewed byHorrorCreepshowVote: 9/10/10
I've never been the biggest Carrie Fisher fan! I've loved her books andscreenplays like the wonderful "Postcards From The Edge", but I'venever really gone for Star Wars movies.
Still, I adore her personality and strengths. This act is hystericallyfunny and moving! I simply love her charm and wit. She never wallows inself-pity like so many other movie stars. She can look back on herproblems and make something funny out of them, which is something Ialways encourage. Why take life so seriously?
Also, who knew she had such a lovely singing voice? Why hasn't she everdone a movie musical or done something on Broadway. The Great White Wayis ready for you, my dear!
Why sit down and explain it? Just go out there and rent or buy it! It'sa terrific hour and a half of fun!
Reviewed bymwillhoite-684-953169Vote: 9/10/10
I just watched this hugely entertaining tell-all, a rental fromNetflix. If I weren't in the habit of sending the discs backimmediately, I'd have watched it again. Carrie Fisher is clearly ahighly intelligent -- if deeply neurotic --woman, but her frankness andwit even out the score. She skewers everyone in her path, but with suchhumor and self-deprecation that she has the audience with her all theway. She strikes me as someone who would be fun to know. But....Perhaps at a slight distance. As others have written, the best part ofthe show is the Hollywood Genealogy Chart, and boy, does she have funwith it! So do we. Eddie Fisher, her father, receives most of thepoisoned darts, but he clearly deserved them. But she must haveforgiven him long ago; the show is dedicated to him.
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.