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.
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
Josh Brolin and Marley Shelton also appeared together in the film Planet Terror (2007) where they played a married couple. See more »
In the bathroom scene with Elektra and Doris, Doris is in the stall to the left of Elektra. When Elektra exits the stall, we see there is a wall to her left, so a stall could not have been there. See more »
[after Holly all of a sudden brilliantly solves math task during the interview]
You could get a PhD, you know?
I know. That's why I get tested twice a year.
[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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Entertaining and smart movie, worshiping the female power
This movie has porn stars in it. This can only be cheesy, right?
Well, there were some good movies around this subject - remember Boogie Nights?
In certain ways, this movie is better behaved than many others that deal with sexual topics: Not a single naked nipple, as far as I could see. And the sex talk is pretty honest.
There is a lot of comic relief in it: Holly, the "dumb" sexy girl provokes a few good laughs, e.g. when she asks whether she's an immortal whore, while meaning immoral.
The acting is professional - nothing bothered me about it. The story has a few nice twists, and kept me interested right from the start.
Overall, this is a movie that not only sports a few sexy looking women but also is quite entertaining bringing up a few real-life situations (mother-child relationships, adultery, responsibility, trust, truth and porn).
It's a movie about women, and the love for them. In a way, it reminds me of Almodovar's films.
Give it a try. You won't be embarrassed!
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