Women in Trouble -- Film Review
Production values are deliberately garish, suiting a plot full of tease and titillation. Sister-act prostitution, lesbian bars and a mile-high rock 'n' roll encounter figure heavily, though -- like a cast that can't keep their blouses on but never remove their bras -- nothing very racy happens onscreen.
Men get a couple of moments, with Josh Brolin as a British rocker and Joseph Gordon-Levitt hamming up a post-credits coda. But this film is as fundamentally gyno-centric as its title suggests. 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.
Production company: Gato Negro Films