After I got back from Saskatoon for Christmas I happened to be scrolling through the on demand movies on my Shaw Free Range App and saw this movie was on there. I had never seen it and had Carrie Fisher not died a few days earlier, I probably never would have noticed it was on there. I had no idea that this was written by Carrie Fisher and was semi-biographical on her life. But to be honest, I had no idea who Carrie Fisher even was until last year when she was age-shamed on social media based on her appearance in that Star Wars movie. I know, I know. I mean, I knew who Princess Leia was but didn't know who played her. But why would I? I enjoy Star Wars about as much as breaking a leg. But after seeing this movie and reading the stuff I did about her and her mom, I totally saw that in this movie. I really enjoyed this movie and I loved the sunglasses that Shirley Maclaine wore when bringing Meryl Streep home from rehab. Like seriously, where can i find those???
The last movie I watched in 2016 was that of "The Other People". It was written and directed by Chris Kelly, who is co-headwriter this season on Saturday Night Live. This was also based on Kelly's life and absolutely phenomenal. I absolutely loved this movie and it is available for you to watch on Netflix and really you should go watch it. Molly Shannon was amazing in this movie and how she doesn't win all the awards for it, I will never understand. This movie tugs at all the heart strings and gives you all the feels. You can thank me later.