The lives of various women intersect when a pregnant porn star (Carla Gugino) becomes trapped in an elevator with a neurotic woman (Connie Britton) and two other porn actresses look to score an extra payday.
" Gutierrez's script can't 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. "
" The film borrows beaucoup Almodovarisms -- multilayered hysterical heroines, a singular homo-ironic aesthetic -- and reduces them to Podunk wink-wink camp and carping-harpy heroines. "
" In the "whatever were they thinking of" genre, a new entry: Women in Trouble. "
" Mr. Gutierrez, as suggested by all the decolletage, appears to be a breast man. Too bad he didn't set his sights higher. "
" This forced, charmless multi-character movie pretends to show women in all their glorious variety, but it really just traffics in the same old cliches. "
" The attractive cast, notably the earthy Gugino, tries hard to invest the one-note characters with a degree of humanity, but are betrayed at every turn by the thin material. "
" Women in Trouble awkwardly mixes blue material with sob stories. "
" Women in Trouble has sleeper written all over it and a sequel is already in the works. "
" This exuberantly uninhibited indie has the anything-goes spirit of something tossed off in a single burst of collaborative energy. "
" Unlikely accidents, shared secrets and zany twists combine to whip up a pleasing froth. "
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