MegaFault (2009) (part 1 of 4)

This recap is dedicated to Brittany Murphy, the latest celebrity to prove that the best way to get people to glorify your talent is to drop dead. Dying young is arguably Brittany Murphy’s best career move ever, but we are talking about a career full of choices such as “I really must do a romantic comedy opposite Ashton Kutcher.”

I don’t have anything against Brittany Murphy, but it’s hard to say she really did anything of note since circa 2005, which is no big secret. SNL even parodied this two weeks before her death, where featured performer Abby Elliott played a dazed and addled Murphy who thought she was there to host the show, and then proceeded to introduce Blink 182. Blink 182 being another act that hasn’t done much since circa 2005. The guys in Blink 182 didn’t die young, but at least their drummer gave it one hell of a shot.

Now that she’s dead, Brittany will surely be hailed as one of the finest actresses of her generation. But before her death, she was just one of a thousand former “it” girls who seemed like the next big thing, but then quickly faded from the public eye (anybody heard from Julia Stiles lately?). Well, that’s not entirely true. It seems Brittany fell on much harder times than most ex-starlets of her day. She ended up making an original film for SyFy. It doesn’t get much worse than that.

MegaFault (2009) (part 1 of 4)
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  • Jack p downing

    That isn’t Micky Jones…and I didn’t get my sag card…

  • WHatever

    I’m from WEST Virginia, and I AM offended by the reference to Boone County, VIRGINIA. WE ARE A COMPLETELY SEPARATE STATE. WHY CAN’T EVERYONE UNDERSTAND THAT. AND YOU REFER TO WEST VIRGINIANS AS BEING STUPID. HA!

    • Michael A. Novelli

      As a Virginian, I can safely say that there is no such thing as West Virginia, only western Virginia. It’s not our fault Abraham Lincoln played a trick on everybody ;-)…

      • Whatever

        You disgust me…………..typical comment from that other state………..what’s it’s name? Oh, yes, eastern West Virginia;-)…

  • ktpinnacle

    It truly was an awful movie – but I respect an actors need to make a living, and I honor them for doing the best they can with what was given to them.

    But it really was awful.

  • Jake

    “This recap is dedicated to Brittany Murphy, the latest celebrity to prove that the best way to get people to glorify your talent is to drop dead.”

    Albert, you have a hell of a lot to learn about being civil. If you didn’t like Murphy as an actress, fine (the only film of hers I thought were good were Clueless, 8 Mile, & Sin City) but your introductory paragraph of this review went too far.

    • Michael A. Novelli

      Hate to tell you this, but that’s just how we roll here. “Take no prisoners,” that’s our motto…

      • Tony

        which is fine as long as the insults are strictly aimed at the person’s work. Unless Murphy was a bad person (which no one who knew her reported her to be), then lines like the intro to this review are unwarranted

        • Michael A. Novelli

          Well, dead people becoming well-regarded is a firmly documented fact of celebrities…

          • Michael

            That’s no reason for someone to sound like such a dick when describing her.

          • Mike

            CRAP! I did not like this comment at all, but I hit the wrong tab by mistake! Someone please you show me how to unlike if you can’t change it for me!
            No I meant to response. In fact what I meant to response with was that word. “No,” just no! It is not well know and I don’t even think it’s a fact!
            I can’t think of one time when any actors who wasn’t already highly praised by some for there work or the character in while they were alive, was suddenly lavished praise only AFTER they died suprisingly young. Oh maybe there were a few times where someone said they never got to show there full potential or they better than there reputation, but nothing glorious was said that was totally new. Not to my knowledge anyway.