HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TEMPTED TO LOOK INSIDE HIS…?
Stacy (Brittany Murphy), an associate producer on a trashy TV talk show, starts snooping into the background of her tight-lipped boyfriend (Ron Livingston). Sometimes there comes along an idea for a romantic comedy that is so stupid one can only shake one’s head. As Stacy keeps looking into Derek’s past, she ends up in increasingly “hilarious” situations, but the film substitutes laughs for silliness… and in a heartless way to boot. I like the Carly Simon touch though, and Murphy has her charm.
2004-U.S. 106 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Nick Hurran. Cast: Brittany Murphy (Stacy Holt), Holly Hunter (Barb Campbell-Dunn), Ron Livingston (Derek), Kathy Bates, Stephen Tobolowsky, Julianne Nicholson. Cameo: Carly Simon.