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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 »
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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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High-quality off-road chick flick that guys will also enjoy 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
(WGA)
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 Cora is in the bathroom with Nick she is still wearing her engagement ring but she gave it to her flight attendant friend before she went into the bathroom with him.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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23 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
High-quality off-road chick flick that guys will also enjoy, 6 February 2010

This movie works sort of like "Crash" or "Magnolia", with different characters having their own story lines that turn out to be related to each other in some way, and intersect at certain points in the film. Also like Magnolia, there's a lot of self-discovery and unburdening of the heart. It's about two thirds drama, layered within outrageous situations and humor.

There are a lot of characters. I don't know how the writer kept them all straight. There's a porn star, a prostitute, a porn star/prostitute, a therapist, a flight attendant, a masseuse, and a couple others. Some of these are strangers at first, but form strong bonds, resulting, I think, from some natural female instinct to support each other in crisis. I'd like to run down the various crises they deal with, but to avoid spoiling things I'll just say they involve being stuck in an elevator, infidelity, porn, lesbian relationships, bestiality, and unusual sexual dysfunction, to name a few.

This movie basically ends up being about womanly camaraderie, and the bond that ties all women in all walks of life together, I think. However, it's also got enough sex talk, women in underwear, zany situations, and even a degree of bathroom humor, that'll keep guys interested. It's also a great story with an outstanding script and superb performances that combined to have me completely absorbed by the end. I'm a guy, in case that wasn't clear.

I have to extend extra-special props to Adrianne Palicki (Holly, the call girl/porn actress), who had a provocative monologue near the middle of the movie that was impeccably and movingly delivered. I was completely entranced.

PS. Keep watching after the credits. There's a cute little satirical interview with the "porn stars", conducted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It's not quite up to the level of the material in the rest of the movie (probably why it was placed after the credits), but still worth watching.

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