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Women in Trouble

Promotional film poster
Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez
Produced by Sebastian Gutierrez
Written by Sebastian Gutierrez
Starring Carla Gugino
Connie Britton
Emanuelle Chriqui
Marley Shelton
Elizabeth Berkely
Cameron Richardson
Adrianne Palicki
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Music by Robyn Hitchcock
Cinematography Cale Finot
Editing by Lisa Bromwell
Michelle Tesoro
Distributed by Screen Media Films
Release date(s) November 13, 2009
Running time 92 min.
Country United States
Language English
Followed by Elektra Luxx

Women in Trouble is a 2009 American comedy film, written and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez, and starring a cast consisting of Carla Gugino, Adrianne Palicki, Marley Shelton, Connie Britton and Emmanuelle Chriqui.



The film focuses on six women in Los Angeles as their lives become intertwined in the course of 24 hours.

Porn star Elektra Luxx (Carla Gugino) discovers she is pregnant. Leaving her doctor's office, she gets stuck in an elevator with Doris (Connie Britton), sister to Addy (Caitlin Keats). Addy has recently started taking her daughter, Charlotte, to see her therapist, Maxine (Sarah Clarke). Upon finding out about her husbands secret during a therapy session with Charlotte, Maxine rushes out and gets into her car. While backing out, she hits Holly Rocket (Adrianne Palicki), adult film star. Holly and Bambi (Emmanuelle Chriqui) were running to safety after a session with one of Bambi's "clients" is interrupted. Meanwhile, flight attendant Cora (Marley Shelton) finds herself the object of rock star Nick Chapel's (Josh Brolin} affection on a flight to his band's upcoming show. Hilarity and heartbreak ensue as the lives of these six unsuspecting women, and one unique little girl, unfold.


Production and sequel

The film was directed by Sebastian Gutierrez. Production began and ended in Los Angeles. The film premiered at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival.[1] The film opened in the United States on November 13, 2009. There is a sequel in production: Elektra Luxx. Gutierrez is returning as the writer-director, and the cast includes Carla Gugino, Timothy Olyphant, Alicia Silverstone and Justin Kirk. Gutierrez is planning on making a third installment, tentatively titled Women in Ecstasy.[2] to be released in 2010.

Critical reception

Women in Trouble received generally negative to mixed reviews from critics. Currently has a certified "Rotten" rating of 26% at Rotten Tomatoes, based on 19 reviews from critics.[3] At Metacritic currently reported 43% of the positive reviews based on 9 reviews.[4] John DeFore writing for the The Hollywood Reporter "Gutierrez's script can not supply female characters as believable as Almodovar's, but in the director's chair he gives his cast room to compensate with funny, self-aware performances". Melissa Anderson writing for Village Voice said "blue material mixes awkwardly with sob stories". Manohla Dargis of The New York Times called the film "The amateurish production values might be pardoned if the clichés - the hard-core porn star with the soft heart, the therapist who needs to heal herself - inside the poorly lighted, badly shot images were not so absurd and often insulting".

DVD February 16, 2010


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