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Women in Trouble (2009)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carla Gugino ... Elektra Luxx
Adrianne Palicki ... Holly Rocket
Dan Mailley Dan Mailley ... Doctor
Connie Britton ... Doris
Caitlin Keats ... Addy
Isabella Gutierrez Isabella Gutierrez ... Charlotte
Simon Baker ... Travis McPherson
Sarah Clarke ... Maxine McPherson
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Bambi
Antonio Graña 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
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Storyline

Several women (and one girl) in L.A. are hiding something from someone else, or discovering something hidden from them. Maxine, a therapist, discovers her husband cheating on her with the mother of Charlotte, a 13-year old patient. Addy (the other woman) and her sister Doris have withheld from the girl the truth of her parentage. Holly, an adult film actor, isn't telling her friend Bambi how she feels about her, and another actor, Elektra, who discovers she's pregnant, hasn't told the baby's father that she loves him. A stuck elevator, a car crash, mid-air turbulence, a flight attendant, a shotgun-wielding bartender, and her roommate, who's a masseuse, help these women communicate. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

High Hopes, High Anxiety, High Heels.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including strong dialogue, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Doces Problemas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gato Negro Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Josh Brolin and Marley Shelton also appeared together in the film Planet Terror (2007) where they played a married couple. See more »

Goofs

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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Unblinking, unblushing female portraits...
3 April 2011 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Sebastian Gutierrez wrote, produced, and directed this very frisky, funny look at a group of women, gay and straight, living in modern-day Los Angeles, centering on a conflicted porn star who has recently found out she's pregnant. The filmmaker (who has previously worked with Pedro Almodóvar) is fearless in delineating these sexual ruminations, some of which are truly out-there; he has also managed to gain the confidence of his eclectic cast, many of whom give superlative performances. Obviously not for all tastes but, for open-minded viewers, a comedic and dramatic challenge--accompanied by a nasty tickle. Final interview scene (after the end-credits) is especially funny. **1/2 from ****


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