Little Black Book 2004

Little Black Book

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An obnoxious, awkward mix of romantic comedy and reality show satire.

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Stacey (Brittany Murphy) is an associate producer for a daytime talk show featuring Kippie Kann (Kathy Bates). She's upset that her boyfriend, Derek (Ron Livingston), won't talk about his past relationships. With encouragement from her co-worker Barb (Holly Hunter), Stacey steals Derek's phone, contacts his ex-girlfriends and interviews them under the pretense that they'll be on the show. But things get complicated when Stacey forms a friendship with one of the girls (Julianne Nicholson).

Cast & Crew

Kathy Bates
Kippie Kann
Kevin Sussman
Ira Nachlis
Rashida Jones
Dr. Rachel Keyes
Josie Maran
Lulu Fritz
Elisa Bell
Screenwriter
Melissa Carter
Screenwriter
Theo van de Sande
Cinematographer
David Blass
Production Designer
John Richards
Film Editor
Peter Andrus
Art Direction
Susie DeSanto
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Critic Reviews for Little Black Book

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (87)

  • It's virtually impossible to root for a protagonist so shamelessly duplicitous.

    November 2, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Neil Smith

    BBC.com
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  • [O]ne of the worst romantic comedies of this or probably any other year.

    August 12, 2004
  • It's no fun to side with Murphy's mean-spirited paranoiac, so we're soon rooting for the gynecologist to uncover a venereal disease, or for the chef to whip up some salmonella, or even for that Palm cradle to fall into the bathtub.

    August 10, 2004
  • It's not well scripted enough or well acted enough to do much of anything, save make anyone watching really hate Brittany Murphy for being so annoying and so incredibly unlikely as a cute twenty-something Diane Sawyer wannabe.

    August 6, 2004 | Full Review…
  • If you think it's worth it to sit there for 97 minutes for three or possibly four laughs, then you are beyond help.

    August 6, 2004 | Full Review…
  • If it's hard to like the message and the characters in this movie, it's even harder to like the acting, though the casting is strong.

    August 6, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Little Black Book

  • Sep 03, 2014
    A lighthearted romantic comedy, Little Black Book delivers some good laughs. The story follows an associate producer of a daytime talk show who uses her position to look into her boyfriend's past relationships. Starring Brittany Murphy, Holly Hunter, Rashida Jones, Julianne Nicholson, and Ron Livingston, the film has a great cast that has a lot of comedic talent. However, the plot is pretty stereotypical for a rom-com and uses all of the standard cliches. Still, there's some cleverness to the script, in that it purposely uses the cliches in a satirical way. The main problem though, is the last act; which feels tacked on and disconnect from the main plot. Little Black Book is entertaining and fun, but it's a little messy and doesn't really come together in the end.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2011
    Brittany Snow â(TM)¥ The film has a wonderful cast, failed to be funny though. But the artistic intentions were good
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 27, 2009
    I don't know why so many people on this site have said this movie was rubbish, it led me to wonder if i had watched the same film as everyone! Little black Book is one of those rare movies that really touches you. The ending is simply superb and I did not see it coming. The concluding scene was really tense but the writers still managed to bring humour into it! Ireally enjoyed this movie> Brittany Murphy does an excellent job as the main character and portrays her very well. This movie has everything a romantic comedy needs romance, humour, a great plot and superb acting, don't be put off by other comments, watch it and see for yourself how good it is!
    Cassandra M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2009
    There is nothing good about this one...
    Ut S Super Reviewer

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