The Brittany Murphy Story Leaves Fans Questioning
The talented Brittany Murphy get a biopic on Lifetime, but The Brittany Murphy Story Leaves Fans Questioning starting off with Amanda Fuller (of Last Man Standing) as Murphy!
Brittany Murphy had some challenging moments in her career, but she was never forced to make a disastrous biopic like “The Brittany Murphy Story.” CelebNMusic247.com previously reported on Brittany Murphy and her Husband Simon Monjack allegedly Poisoned.
From there the biopic just goes downhill, because Amanda Fuller, who bares no resemblance to the late Brittany Murphy didn’t embody or channel any of Murphy’s unique charm or star quality. Admittedly, that would be an uphill battle for any actress, especially given the severe lim. It just makes you want to cringe and screaming at the top of your lungs “Whhhhhhhhy!”
Peter Hunziker and Cynthia Riddle’s script speeds through the events of Murphy’s professional and personal life to chart a humdrum roller-coaster ride of highs (“Clueless,” “Don’t Say a Word,” dating Ashton Kutcher) and lows (getting fired after one day on low-budget thriller “The Caller,” being labeled the “Jordache Junky,” rushing into marriage with opportunist Simon Monjack).
Everything is filtered through Murphy’s tight-knit relationship with her mother, Sharon (Sherilyn Fenn). While hinting that their co-dependent connection wasn’t exactly beneficial to Murphy’s work life, the filmmakers steer clear of outright judgment, and present Sharon as a largely supportive if often helpless cipher.
The story line suffers in telling Murphy’s struggles, but instead focuses on tabloid rumors of drug abuse, eating disorders and wild partying are dutifully treated as pure gossip. From accusations of her super skinny appearance to landing her dream role as Janis Joplin to developing a dependence on painkillers. Which doesn’t add up since she never touched illegal drugs due to a heart condition and chronic anemia that frequently leave her weak and unsteady.
Brittany Murphy died on Dec. 20 of 2009, but The Brittany Murphy Story has failed to tell an accurate story that seems more like a series of tabloid highlights and poorly stage reenactments on red carpets and on set behind the scene moments during the filming of Clueless. Mind you, the biopic was without the families permission and her family did not help with this movie so that has to make you wonder some about how accurate it will be.
Let alone, Brittany Murphy’s passing was slated as pneumonia, according to the coroner’s report. Followed by her husband’s death six months later in the same house from the same thing. Some sources at the time speculated that the celebrity couple both died from black mold poisoning, but there was NEVER any evidence. As for foul play, there was no evidence of foul play at all when she died. She did have traces of Vicodin and over the counter cold medicine in her system, but she was sick. There has been speculation to the cause of death for Brittany and her husband Simon Monjack, but the cases has remained closed despite the assumption of the media.
Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, has made his feelings about the film quite clear. He told the Examiner the film is ”an affront to everything my daughter was in real life. It’s hideous, unauthorized and completely untrue.”
Until Sharon releases an official statement on the film, it will be up to you to decide whether The Brittany Murphy Story is sincere or just slander. Although, Lifetime claims that The Brittany Murphy Story, which makes us question where Lifetime got their information about Brittany and Sharon’s relationship for the script.
- Brittany Murphy’s Dad Defends Attacks Against Lifetime’s Biopic Star Amanda Fuller: ‘Those Are My Opinions’ (thewrap.com)
- Brittany Murphy Lifetime Biopic: Was Murphy Murdered? (guardianlv.com)
- Brittany Murphy Movie Reenacts Simon Monjack Romance, Actress’ Career Struggles (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Brittany Murphy’s Dad Is Cyber Bullying Lifetime Biopic Star Amanda Fuller (thewrap.com)
- Brittany Murphy Biopic Airing on Lifetime – Meet the Film’s Star (justjared.com)