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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.

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Joe Menendez

Writers:

Peter Hunziker (teleplay), Peter Hunziker | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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Paranoid. Targeted. Afraid for her life. The suspects. The tragedy. The mystery. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The film from which Murphy is fired while filming in Puerto Rico is The Caller (2011), which was eventually released after Murphy's death, with Rachelle Lefevre replacing her. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References Across the Hall (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Biopic on a budget
8 October 2014 | by darmstrong11See all my reviews

After reading a lot of the other reviews I was shocked at how mean people were being about the casting. These are real people, makes me a little sick. The casting wasn't great but I thought they did an OK job, Brittany Murphy was a star because she had the talent and looks, those are hard shoes to fill. I thought the lead role was cast well, the woman could act, I didn't need her to pass as a double for her character.

The story was sappy, but hey this is a Lifetime movie, we knew what it was going into this. Let's not pretend we were surprised how this played out.

The movie was OK, I gave it 4 stars. Probably won't ever watch it a 2nd time but it was a decent way to pass some time. Wouldn't mind seeing this story get a real treatment with a real budget.


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