Trentonian Stacy Holt's life has been guided by two general items. One is her father abandoning the family when she was young, leading to her and her mother turning to the music of Carly Simon to cope, and she having had a history of unsatisfying romantic relationships in not having a suitable male role model. The other is her idolization of Diane Sawyer, who she has long wanted to work alongside as a serious journalist. Her personal life seems to have finally overcome the issue of her father with the entrance of Derek into her life, he, a scout for the New Jersey Devils, her boyfriend who she knew was her soul mate when they met, they now living together. Things are not going as well on the professional front, she having just left a dead end job to work among the large stable of associate producers on the syndicated Trenton-based daytime talk show "Kippie Kann Do!!", whose show topics are outrageous, the more outrageous the better. Stacy's tenure with the show is even more tenuous as...Written by
When Stacy (Brittany Murphy) confronts Barb (Holly Hunter) on-camera backstage, the monitor above their heads appears to flip the image, but it is not a monitor. It is the back of the projection screen from the main televised image that is the centerpiece of the "Kippie Kann Show" stage's back wall. See more »
When Stacy and Barb are talking during lunch, Barb's tray jumps about between shots. See more »
Sounds great. Why'd you split?
Oh, same old, same old. Schedules. Travel... *temptation*.
Ah! He cheated.
No! I did. All the time. But he stuck around like a lovesick puppy.
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"Hell is empty. All the devils are here." William Shakespeare "The Tempest" See more »
Let the River Run
Written by Carly Simon
Performed by The St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation See more »
Are the people voting really watching this movie?
All romantic comedies follow a standard formula: Boy meets girl. Boy gets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl back. As the audience, we're supposed to enjoy the How of the formula. And often times that formula is very entertaining. Along comes this refreshing, unpredictable "Little Black Book" that does not follow the familiar formula, yet is a romantic comedy -- and a very well made one, I think -- the cumulative vote so far is less than 5. Makes no sense to me. Here's what you get with "Little Black Book." An intelligent script well directed. Brittany Murphy is impressive in a very seamless performance. Julianne Nicholson practically steals the show. Plus Josie Maran steams the whole thing up. What else do you want? 7 out of 10
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