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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

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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

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 Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »

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Wow.
16 December 2010 | by fung0See all my reviews

Women in Trouble is not an exploitation film, or even a parody of one. It's a remarkably clever, literate, surreal comedy-drama that just happens to be set in a daffy world inspired by the culture of trashy porn. Like Pulp Fiction, it twines together a number of overheated and seemingly disconnected narratives. But the comparison is totally unfair - to Tarantino, who, for all his cleverness, will never make a movie as emotionally involving as this one. Or as funny.

It would be almost impossible to summarize this film, or convey its weird charm in a few words. So I won't try. I will warn that a lot of the story hinges on sex - without being *about* sex. Like the best European farces, it takes sex for granted, and never blushes. But it takes that attitude to the next level. Even if you feel you're sexually liberated, you'll need to check your own lingering hangups at the door, in order to keep up with this extremely engaging group of ladies.

This is hands-down one of my favorite films of the past year or two, and that's regardless of budget. See it with an open mind. And be prepared to laugh, cry and be amazed.


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