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The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)

A chronicle of Brittany Murphy's rise to fame in the 1990s, her struggles with self-esteem, and her tragic early death.


Joe Menendez


Peter Hunziker (teleplay), Peter Hunziker | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Fuller ... Brittany Murphy
Sherilyn Fenn ... Sharon Murphy
Eric Petersen ... Simon Monjack
Chloë Crampton ... Morgan (as Chloe Crampton)
Adam Hagenbuch ... Ashton Kutcher
Victoria Barabas ... Female Entertainment Reporter
Dan Sachoff ... Male Tabloid Reporter
Amy Davidson ... Jackie
Amy Danles Amy Danles ... Pamela
Karynn Moore ... Alicia Silverstone
Alexis Simpson ... Female Director
Paul Elia ... Caller Director
Stephen Holland ... Officer Kendrick
Kat Purgal ... Female EMT
Dan J. Johnson ... 30-Something Man (as Dan Johnson)


A chronicle of Brittany Murphy's rise to fame in the 1990s, her struggles with self-esteem, and her tragic early death.

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Fame. Fortune. Tragedy. See more »


Biography | Drama








Release Date:

6 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brittany Murphy Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


It said in the movie that Brittany was fired and replaced in the 2011 sequel to Happy Feet (2006), though that only happened after and because of her death. See more »


Clueless is shown being shot on a studio soundstage, in actuality the film was shot entirely in practical locations. See more »

Crazy Credits

After Murphy is taken away in the ambulance at the end of the film, an explanation of her fate is given. Immediately after this, the film flashes back in time very briefly, showing a young Murphy posing for a photographer during the making of Clueless (1995). As soon as this quick moment has been revisited, the credits roll. See more »


References Cherry Falls (2000) See more »


Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Written by Benji Madden and Joel Madden
Performed by Good Charlotte
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Published by EMI April Music, Inc.
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Did they even try?
25 August 2015 | by dustyoldbonesSee all my reviews

Saw this film tonight on TV and decided to watch it because I am big Brittany Murphy fan. I watched the entire movie and was blown away.

The actress looks and acts nothing like Brittany Murphy in anyway. I doubt if you could hire someone who could do justice to Brittany's magnetism on a small budget, but you could at least hire an actor with a similar face/body shape. My god, I shouldn't have to keep reminding myself that this is supposed to be Brittany Murphy on screen.

The actor playing her husband was creepy as all hell, when he came on screen i though "okay, this is clearly the manipulative creep in the story" and it seemed like it was going that way. Nothing really came out of that though, so why hire an actor that the audience dislikes the entire time he is on screen? The intimate scenes were disturbing!

This movie was made in 2014, and yet they leave her extremely suspicious death to 4-6 minutes of screen time? followed by a direct quote from Wikipedia as a epilogue?

Rest in peace Brittany, I'm sorry they did this to your life story.

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