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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.


Nick Hurran


Melissa Carter (story), Melissa Carter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »





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


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 Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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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Did You Know?


Katie Murphy, Brittany Murphy's real-life cousin, plays the young version of Stacy. See more »


Location of straws at lunch. See more »


Stacy: You know, life's funny that way. Once you let go of the wheel, you might end up right where you belong.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) 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
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User Reviews

Better than you'd think
8 August 2004 | by gargoyle-wvSee all my reviews

It's unfortunate that this movie will be overshadowed by bigger box office draws this summer because it is far better than anyone anticipates. Kathy Bates turns in a good performance as an aging talk show host; Holly Hunter as the talk show host producer who is getting to a certain age where she must either move up the ladder or or at least leave an impression. The villainous side of her chooses the latter and our story begins as she takes new associate producer Brittany Murphy under her wing and persuades her to delve into her boyfriend's PDA to find out about his ex-loves. As the old adage goes...be careful what you look for you just might find it. Okay, Brittany Murphy is no Meryl Streep, but she ain't bad to look at and the ending is a real treat. We liked it.

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Release Date:

6 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Black Book See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,075,217, 8 August 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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