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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Women in Trouble See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,784, 15 November 2009

Gross USA:

$18,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,000
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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

Carla Gugino and Connie Britton previously appeared together during the first half of season one of Spin City (1996). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Connections

References Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993) See more »

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High-quality off-road chick flick that guys will also enjoy
6 February 2010 | by equazcionSee all my reviews

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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