What Happened, Brittany Murphy?

What Happened, Brittany Murphy?

What Happened, Brittany Murphy?

An in-depth, intimate character portrait exploring the life and career and mysterious circumstances surrounding the tragic death of 90’s actress and rising star, Brittany Murphy. The series goes beyond the conspiracy theories and headlines, featuring new interviews by those closest to Brittany and new archival footage.

2021USA
Documentary

Streaming (2 Providers)

EPISODE 1.1
7 November 2021

Part 1

After bursting onto the scene in the mid-‘90s, Brittany Murphy is on a path to becoming an A-list actor. But in 2009, shocking news of her mysterious death casts suspicion on her husband Simon Monjack.

EPISODE 1.2
7 November 2021

Part 2

Less than six months after Brittany’s passing, Simon dies from eerily similar causes, bringing to light his secret past, the couple’s troubling relationship, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding their deaths.

What Happened, Brittany Murphy? / Reviews

Variety

Variety

What Happened, Brittany Murphy? degrades Murphy's memory while pretending to honour it.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

(The series) has a bit of a tabloid feel...

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Decider

Decider

An incoherent, half-baked excuse for a documentary that chooses to disrespect and exploit its late subject rather than paying any tribute whatsoever...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

What passes for insight comes largely from the tabloid press who haunted her while she was alive.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Badly structured and easily distracted by the tawdriest aspects of the story.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

(The) series... can't settle on what story it wants to tell, which does a disservice to its late subject.

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Paste

Paste

Fails to honour the actress by amplifying tasteless tabloid culture.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Simply too little, too late to be of any consolation.

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