How writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez got upper-crust actors like Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julianne Moore to take part in this unmitigated flop is a mystery. Everything about this movie is off. Subplots don't connect. The tone is that of a comedy, but nothing is funny. As a sex-romp, nothing is sexy. Even the songs provided by the terrific Robyn Hitchcock don't work.
Carla Gugino plays a retired porn star named Elektra Luxx who teaches classes to inept housewives on how to make love like a porn star.
Elektra is only too happy to do Cora's dicey bidding of seducing her fiancé to compensate for her own dalliances. In a barely related subplot, Gordon-Levitt plays a "sex-blogger" with a proclivity for Swedish porn of the '70s. Moore does a weird cameo as a daydream version of the Virgin Mary.
It doesn't help matters that the
film's production values are lower than your average homemade YouTube
video. Gutierrez has made a name for himself as the screenwriter of
such dogs as Snakes
on a Plane and Gothika.
With that in mind, you'd think he might have hired a competent
scriptwriter for a movie he was to direct. Grade: D
Opens May 20. Check out theaters and show times, see the trailer and get theater details here.