Carrie Fisher has brought a lifetime of personal gossip about her and her family -- her mother is '50s movie star Debbie Reynolds; her father is '50s singing idol Eddie Fisher -- to the Broadway stage in a one-woman show called Wishful Drinking . Watching it, commented Elisabeth Vincentelli in the New York Post , "you feel as if you've been stuck in a simultaneously garish and cheap boudoir with a garrulous drag queen who just. Won't. Shut. Up." However, Frank Scheck, writing in the Hollywood Reporter, remarks that "Fisher manages to make extreme dysfunction wildly entertaining." Particularly, he notes, during a segment devoted to Star Wars , in which Fisher wears a Princess Leia wig and brings out a Princess Leia sex doll. Ben Brantley concludes in the New York Times "After the show, you'll probably start to think that Ms. Fisher didn't really tell you everything. But as long as you're watching her, you experience the illusion of extremely funny, subliminally sad full-frontal confession." And Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press called Fisher's show a "hilariously perceptive journey through a world of celebrity and self-destruction ... chock-full of funny, fascinating tales."

06/10/2009