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Little Black Book (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 6 August 2004 (USA)
A woman snoops through her boyfriend's palm pilot and reveals his former girlfriends, which causes her to question why they're still listed in his little black book.

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Storyline

Stacy Holt, an associate producer for a daytime talk show, is confounded by her boyfriend Derek's unwillingness to talk about his previous relationships. Egged on by her co-worker Barb, Stacy sneaks a look at his personal digital organizer, scores the names and numbers of his exes, and sets up interviews with them--all in an effort to get closer to her man. Her plan starts to unravel, however, when she becomes friends with one of the women. Written by Anonymous

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Have you ever been tempted to look inside his... See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content/humor and language | See all certifications »

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6 August 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Ex-Freundinnen meines Freundes  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,075,217 (USA) (8 August 2004)

Gross:

$20,422,207 (USA) (12 September 2004)
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When Carl (Stephen Tobolowsky), the Producer, confronts Stacy on the final show, she tells him, "It's my life." Carl's answer was, "It'll be over soon." Brittany Murphy died just five years later, at the age of thirty-two. See more »

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Boom mic at top of screen briefly just as she finishes calling someone then they start dancing in the apartment. See more »

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Stacy: There are moments in life when you hope your decisions weren't rash. And moments where you just know.
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"Hell is empty. All the devils are here." William Shakespeare "The Tempest" See more »

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References Working Girl (1988) See more »

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Nobody Does It Better
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager
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3 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watching this movie was a little black mistake. Starring Brittany Murphy and... well... that's really all I need to say, isn't it? The movie is bogged down by beginning-screenwriter-style exposition at the start, all of which screamed, "Sorry that I couldn't actually find a real movie to fill up this space, but this stuff is really funny and you can relate to it, right?" Now the opening sequence is supposed to make you like and care for Brittany Murphy's character. In fact, if that fails, the rest of the movie is bound to fail.

It failed.

I just didn't care about her and her pathetic little life. Party Girl did a much better job of pulling the whole "existential" story-trapped-in-a-woman's-empty-life and even Legally Blonde did a far better of job of using the love hook to help a character examine herself and how she values herself. But the ending and the changes as they occur in the film are all pretty contrived. Furthermore the direction messed up some of the alleged jokes in the film, accidentally giving away the unfunny punchlines before the jokes were thrown.

Good job guys. In the end (and the beginning and the middle) the movie falls flat on its face, like Ms. Murphy's antics. I should've bailed on this one when I had the chance. 3/10.


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