From the writer of Snakes on a Plane comes a very different film: the comedic drama Women in Trouble, which stars an ensemble cast that includes Carla Gugino, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki, Marley Shelton, Cameron Richardson, Simon Baker, Josh Brolin, Jospeh Gordon-Levitt and others. Unfortunately, the movie is neither funny nor dramatic.
Women in Trouble, which comes to DVD this Tuesday, is about several women who find their lives crossing paths on one fateful day in Los Angeles. From porn stars to call girls to psychiatrists and flight attendants, the movie has just about every type of woman covered... Oh, except for the normal ones. Writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez seems satisfied in presenting a story about practically nothing that features a lot of sexy, horny chicks.
I like sexy, horny chicks. In fact, I wish there were more of them in the world. But devoting an entire movie to them without any semblance of a meaningful plot or other reason to watch pushes even the shallowest of desires to the limit. I've sadly grown past the point where seeing pretty women on screen is enough to win me over, and that's the movie's only saving grace.
Though I watched Women in Trouble just two days ago, little of the movie remains in memory. I remember Gugino and Britton stripping down to their skivvies in an elevator, Palicki getting hit by several vehicles and Shelton accidentally killing a celebrity on an airplane, but that's about it. There's nothing remarkable about the movie or its stories that would compel me to recommend this to anyone. Frankly, there's nothing here.
The DVD synopsis describes Women in Trouble as a "comedy," and yet there's nothing particularly funny about anything in the movie. In fact, I can't recall laughing once during its entire 90-minute running time.
Women in Trouble is certainly watchable, but Gutierrez apparently was more concerned with having hot women on screen that delivering any kind of intellectual or even interesting material. Not recommended.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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