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  • Summary: Recently retired from the adult film industry, superstar Elektra Luxx is pregnant with the child of late rock star Nick Chapel. She is trying to make ends meet by teaching a community college sex education class aimed at housewives when a figure from her past, flight attendant Cora, approaches her with a proposition. In exchange for the (stolen) lyrics to Nick Chapel's last record, all of which is about Elektra, Cora needs Elektra to seduce her fiancée. Elektra reluctantly agrees to do this favor, setting in motion a series of hilarious events which will see her come face to face with detectives, sex bloggers, emotionally unstable neighbors and the Virgin Mary herself as she wrestles with the prospect of motherhood and tries to become a person of substance. (Sony Pictures) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Mar 9, 2011
    85
    The picture is rambunctiously affectionate; Guiterrez may go for the broad joke, but never the cheap one.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Mar 10, 2011
    70
    Elektra Luxx has a playful, breezy sexiness that gives the world of the film, porn biz and all, a refreshing innocence.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Mar 24, 2011
    67
    It is an utterly unique and highly ambitious project that isn't afraid to veer wildly from witty, risqué comedy to heavy emotional melodrama, often in the same sequence.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    Mar 8, 2011
    50
    Elektra Luxx's episodic structure and candy-apple compositions make for a good time, even if Gutierrez lacks the narrative and syntactical muscle to pull off the sex-positive Tarantino-esque farce he seems to be after.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Keizer
    Mar 12, 2011
    40
    A charmingly hardened Carla Gugino reprises her role as the titular porn star, still pregnant and now coping with retirement.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Mar 11, 2011
    40
    Gugino is having a ball, but every scene feels like an oh-so-arch one-act.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Mar 11, 2011
    25
    The movie, a sequel to 2009's much more sprightly and amusing indie "Women in Trouble," seems to be reaching for Robert Altman territory. Instead of offering many intriguing stories, though, it can't come up with even one.

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