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Women in Trouble -- A serpentine day in the life of a group of seemingly disparate Los Angeles women: a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender, a pair of call girls, etc. All of them with one crucial thing in common: Trouble.

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Writer (WGA):
Sebastian Gutierrez (written by)
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Release Date:
28 July 2011 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
High Hopes, High Anxiety, High Heels.
Plot:
A serpentine day in the life of ten seemingly disparate women: a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender, a pair of call girls, etc. All of them with one crucial thing in common. Trouble. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Skinamax film meets a Lifetime film meets a Kevin Smith film See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Carla Gugino ... Elektra Luxx

Adrianne Palicki ... Holly Rocket
Dan Mailley ... Doctor

Connie Britton ... Doris

Caitlin Keats ... Addy
Isabella Gutierrez ... Charlotte

Simon Baker ... Travis McPherson

Sarah Clarke ... Maxine McPherson

Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Bambi
Antonio Graña ... Jimbo (as Antonio Grana)

Marley Shelton ... Cora

Josh Brolin ... Nick Chapel

Garcelle Beauvais ... Maggie (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)

Greg Lauren ... Fireman

Samantha Shelton ... Singer

Rya Kihlstedt ... Rita

Xander Berkeley ... Mr. Frost

Elizabeth Berkley ... Tracy
Lauren Katz ... Tara

Paul Cassell ... Jay

Cameron Richardson ... Darby
Tricia Donohue ... Nurse (as Trish Donohue)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Bert Rodriguez

Directed by
Sebastian Gutierrez 
 
Writing credits
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Sebastian Gutierrez (written by)

Produced by
Sebastian Gutierrez .... producer
Oren Senderman .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Robyn Hitchcock 
 
Cinematography by
Cale Finot 
 
Film Editing by
Lisa Bromwell 
Michelle Tesoro 
 
Costume Design by
Denise Wingate 
 
Makeup Department
Ermahn Ospina .... makeup department head
Ria Sharples .... assistant makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jaclyn Chessen .... second assistant director
Antonio Graña .... first assistant director (as Antonio Grana)
 
Sound Department
Heidi DuBose .... boom operator
Troy William Dunn .... sound mixer
Bryan Parker .... assistant sound editor
Vince Tennant .... sound designer (as Vincent Tennant)
Vince Tennant .... sound editor (as Vincent Tennant)
Matt Vowles .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Vowles .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Aranda .... best boy electric
Nicholas Davidoff .... Steadicam operator
Nicholas Davidoff .... camera operator: "a" camera
Josh Day .... gaffer
Vince Donoho .... electrician
Glen Evans .... key grip
Matt Hayes .... electrician
Dwight Elliott Stone .... grip (as Dwight Stone)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynze Radzyminski .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
George Papuashvili .... editor: video
Danielle Wang .... assistant editor
Travis Dutch .... tape to film colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Charlie Francis .... music mixer
Barrie Maguire .... recording engineer
 
Other crew
Adva Avichzer .... production assistant
Alison Faulk .... choreographer
Gabriel Smith .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Pedro Almodóvar .... special thanks
Gil Bellows .... special thanks
Chrissie Hynde .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content including strong dialogue, and for language
Runtime:
92 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | USA:R (certificate #45627)

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Trivia:
The story Elektra tells about dating a man who does not seem to know she is a porn actress until after they have sex, is a true story. This actually happened to porn star Heather Hunter.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Maxine is trying to undress herself on the bed, after Bambi drops her home very drunk, we see her with stockings in one scene and then they have immediately disappeared in the next shot.See more »
Quotes:
Elektra Luxx:[after Holly all of a sudden brilliantly solves math task during the interview] - You could get a PhD, you know?
Holly Rocket:- I know. That's why I get tested twice a year.
Holly Rocket:[to the camera] - Nobody thinks it can happen to them, but anyone can get a PhD. Make sure you get tested. Thank you.
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Movie Connections:
References "Starsky and Hutch" (1975)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Skinamax film meets a Lifetime film meets a Kevin Smith film, 18 November 2010
Author: madbandit20002000 from Queens, New York, USA

On the surface, "Women In Trouble", the fifth film from Sebastian Guitterez ("Rise"; co-wrote "Snakes On A Plane") looks like your typical sex comedy, packed with attractive, well-endowed dames. It does have the dames, but they-and the film-are surprisingly three-dimensional and quaint, making the film a must-see.

Circumstances, wacky and serious, locks the film's vignettes, featuring different women, all Los Angeles residents: infamous porn actress Electra Luxx (the impressive Carla Gugino of "Watchmen", "Faster", Sin City", "Sucker Punch" and other films directed by Mr. Guitterez, her longtime boyfriend) learns she's pregnant; her ditzy co-worker Holly Rocket (Adrianne Palicki of "Friday Night Lights: The Series") gets in trouble with gangsters during a "pro gig" with pal Bambi (Emmauelle Chirqui of "You Don't Mess With The Zohan").

Meanwhile, therapist Maxine (Sarah Clarke of "24") gets drunk when she learns her husband (Emmy nominee Simon Baker of "The Mentalist") is having an affair with a patient's mother (Caitlin Keats) from the patient herself, old soul goth gal Charlotte (Mr. Guitterez's niece, Isabella) and flight stewardess Cora (Marley Shelton of "Grindhouse" and "Scream 4") has a Mile High Club fling with rocker Nick Chapel (Oscar nominee Josh Brolin of "Milk") ends gallows funny.

If you're expecting full frontal nudity, forget it, but that doesn't mean "Women In Trouble" is a waste of time. Imagine the sexiness of a soft-core porn film on Cinemax, the female angst from a Lifetime movie and the profane/profound humor of a Kevin Smith film and you have this underdog gem.

With a fun script and tight direction, Guitterez treats his cast pretty well and, while in their roles, they shine in their ups and downs. Also included in the mix are Connie Britton (also of "FNL") as Charlotte's "aunt" who has a dark secret; Rya Kihlstedt as a shotgun-totting, lesbian barkeep; Cameron Richardson as the barkeep's masseuse roommate from Canada and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon ("The Jamie Foxx Show") as Cora's pal. There's also a Q&A session, post-end credits scroll, involving Electra and Holly with an over-eager Internet reporter (Joseph Gordon-Levitt of "Brick" and "Inception") that starts out a bit weak but ends funny. Ms. Shelton's sister, Samantha, belts out a sweet tune in a bar.

Pretty girls have problems too, and "Women In Trouble" proves that with a thoughtful chuckle.

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