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Elektra Luxx (2010)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 14 March 2010 (USA)
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Life for porn actress Elektra Luxx gets turned upside down when she finds out she's pregnant.

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Sebastian Gutierrez, Sebastian Gutierrez (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Bert Rodriguez
Carla Gugino ... Elektra Luxx / Celia (as Taryn Gugino)
Ermahn Ospina ... Jimmy Cojones
Jake Hames Jake Hames ... Thief #1
Patrick Caberty Patrick Caberty ... Thief #2
Kathleen Quinlan ... Rebecca Linbrook
Melissa Stephens ... Nadine
Susie Goliti Susie Goliti ... Maria
Lucy Punch ... Dolores
Marley Shelton ... Cora
Amy Rosoff ... Olive Rodriguez
Timothy Olyphant ... Dellwood Butterworth
Justin Kirk ... Benjamin
Adrianne Palicki ... Holly Rocket
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Bambi Lindberg
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Storyline

Pregnant porn star Elektra Luxx is trying to make a split from the adult film industry by making a living teaching sex classes to housewives. But her life is thrown into disarray when a flight attendant with ties to Elektra's past approaches her for a favor. Chaos and hilarity ensue as fiancees, private investigators, a twin sister, best selling authors and even the Virgin Mary force her to face up to an unexpected series of decisions and revelations. Written by Newport Beach Film Festival

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A smoking hot comedy from Hollywood's finest. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trouble in L.A. See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,601, 13 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,822, 27 March 2011
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Gato Negro Films See more »
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Color
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Carla Gugino and Malin Akerman are both in this movie. Gugino played Akerman's mother in Watchmen. See more »

Quotes

Holly Rocket: I'm afraid of ponies. But I am wet with indecent happiness for you.
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Spoofs Natural Born Killers (1994) See more »

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If You Were A Priest
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A Complete Mess
4 July 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The famous porn star Elektra Luxx (Carla Gugino) has retired from the adult film industry since she is pregnant and now she survives giving sex class to married women. One day, the flight attendant Cora (Marley Shelton) meets Elektra after class and tells that she killed the rock star Nick Chapel, who is the father of her unborn child, and stolen lyrics that he had written about Elektra. Cora offers the lyrics to Elektra provided she seduces her fiancé to compensate the one night stand she had with another man. Elektra is reluctant to accept but she agrees in the end and everything goes wrong.

Elektra also meets her former colleague Holly Rocket (Adrianne Palicki), who has been expelled from the film industry, and she tells that she is traveling to Mexico with her girlfriend Bambi Lindberg (Emmanuelle Chriqui). Holly has serious difficulties in communication but along their journey she discloses a secret to Bambi that will affect their lives.

Meanwhile the blogger Bert Rodriguez (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a great fan of Elektra Luxx and he posts articles about the adult industry. He has a crush on the attendant Trixie (Malin Akerman) has difficulties to tell his feelings for her.

"Elektra Luxx" is a complete mess, with a story that is unfunny for a comedy; too silly for a drama or romance; and too well-behaved for a erotic or soft porn movie. The good cast is wasted in a weird and numb plot and surprisingly there are reviews promoting this terrible flick. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Um Caso Complicado" ("A Complicated Case")


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