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Little Black Book (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 6 August 2004 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Nick Hurran

Writers:

Melissa Carter (story), Melissa Carter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Murphy ... Stacy
Holly Hunter ... Barb
Kathy Bates ... Kippie Kann
Ron Livingston ... Derek
Julianne Nicholson ... Joyce
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Carl
Kevin Sussman ... Ira
Rashida Jones ... Dr. Rachel Keyes
Josie Maran ... Lulu Fritz
Jason Antoon ... Larry
Sharon Lawrence ... Mom
Gavin Rossdale ... Random
Cress Williams ... Phil
Dave Annable ... Bean
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Production Assistant
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You always think you're the first one. (France) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Ex-Freundinnen meines Freundes See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,075,217, 8 August 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,422,207, 12 September 2004
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the feature film acting debut of singer Gavin Rossdale of Bush, who portrayed Random. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Keyes gives Stacy a copy of her book, Stacy is seen holding the vitamin bottle Dr. Keyes gave to her earlier. Then in the second shot the bottle disappears, then reappears in the third shot. See more »

Quotes

Derek: [phone message] Listen, I left my Palm at home. I need you to go through it and get me some numbers. Take care.
Stacy: [excited] Palm?
Stacy: [to Bob the dog] Did you hear that, Bob? Derek left his Palm at home.
[gets up, with mock concern]
Stacy: Guess we'll have to look for it.
Stacy: [Starts looking, still talking to Bob] If I were a Palm, where would I be? If we were Palms, where would we be, Bob?
[Still searching]
Stacy: Where is it? Where could it be right now? He asked for it. Where could it be?
Stacy: [Finds the Palm] Luck is when ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

"Hell is empty. All the devils are here." William Shakespeare "The Tempest" See more »

Connections

References Working Girl (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody Does It Better
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Carly Simon
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
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Wow
2 June 2005 | by benhl285See all my reviews

After viewing this movie, I'd have to say that it was probably the worst decision of my recent past to spend money on it. This movie is just god-awful. Brittany Murphy portrays a girlfriend who is crafty and intuitive but at the same time clueless. Suspecting hidden motives and doubting everything, which gives us the answer to the rhetorical question posed in the beginning (the answer to which, by the way, is exactly what you would expect). This movie it seems cannot decide whether it wants to be another pointless fun movie or try and get something serious and philosophical across. It fails miserably at both. The acting is dull, and there is no interest in trying to understand the characters (the poor writing makes the viewer give the extra effort to figure them out for themselves which frankly is not worth it). Recycled cheap laughs (singing in the bathroom) are just stupid and the whole movie seems like a commercial for a certain musician who in my opinion is just as good at creating moving songs as this movie is at getting good reviews. Basically I warn you very strongly not to see this: the characters go on a journey but seem intent on leaving you in the dust as they do, lackluster performances and lame jokes accentuate the diverse plot in a way that takes whatever potential this movie had to be decent and throws it down the drain.


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