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Little Black Book Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Scott Brown

    The big climax isn't climactic, just hysterical and incoherent. Murphy, with her bug-eyed, love-me mugging, is simply too slight and gawky to play the Everygirl.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    "Working Girl," is also heard in Little Black Book; it serves only to remind audiences of that far more winning story of triumph in the office. But there are many reminders of what a tiresome effort this is.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Hunter is far too talented to waste her time with such mediocre material, as is co-star Kathy Bates, who plays Kippie Kann, an overbearing talk-show host.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    A teen comedy that possesses a wickedly satirical streak.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The long closing sequence is virtuoso, redefining what went before and requiring Murphy to become a more complex character than she gave any hint of in the opening scenes.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 16 and under

A romance-free, comedy-free romantic comedy

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie has some strong material for a PG-13, including strong language, sexual references and situations, humor about genital warts, and a vibrator joke. Disabilities are portrayed as topics for comedy, including eating disorders and people with dwarfism.

  • Families can talk about he ethics of Stacy's treatment of Derek's ex-girlfriends, her poor judgment in accepting a job she could not feel proud of, and her lack of professionalism in the office.They could also talk about why Barb made the choices she did and, just for laughs, get into a discussion about why people watch television programs like Kippie's.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Lying, cheating, demeaning humor.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Tense. emotional situations.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Explicit sexual references for a PG-13, vulgar humor including vibrator joke and genital warts.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Clear brand labelling.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue