Little Black Book (2004)


I had intended to watch this movie when it first came out, but I didn’t and completely forgot about it, until today.  Finally, after discussing some Brittany Murphy movies, and seeing this pop up on Netflix’s recommended movies, we decided to sit down and watch it.  I remember this was supposed be a romantic comedy, but in the end, I didn’t think it was really funny at all.

The entire film was just a series of stupid events stemming from people’s lack of faith in their partners.  Though I can understand the desire for one to know everything about their partner’s past, it usually seems unnecessary to delve deeply into their relationship history.  With no suspicion and no problems, why would one go out of their way to cause so much heartache to one another?  I don’t understand why they would go out of their way to destroy their happy lives.  Although it seems that she wasn’t truly happy to begin with, it seems so illogical and tedious to go to such great lengths just to be honest with oneself.  Perhaps I just think differently from the average person.

I am reminded of a line from Minority Report which cycled through my head as I watched.  “Dig up the past, all you get is dirty.”  Well, that’s exactly what happens in this movie.  An hour and fifteen minutes of digging and getting really dirty, then about a half hour of what turns out to be a kind of quality ending.  Despite the nice ending, it was not enough to save this movie.  Despite being watchable and not utterly horrible, I don’t believe this is a movie that I’ll ever revisit again for any reason.


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