Aug 17, 2021
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.