ELEKTRA LUXX

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
NOVEMBER 3, 2013

“Elektra Luxx” is a mess of a film, never landing on comedy or drama, bordering the line between legitimate and pseudo-pornography, the only thing saving the film is an enormous cast that is almost more enjoyable to watch than to listen or engage. The gorgeous Carla Gugino plays the pregnant pornstar of the film to which we just follow her in a day of her life. Coming across a huge cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Malin Akerman, Timothy Olyphant, Adrianne Palicki, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Justin Kirk, and Vincent Kartheiser, you have to wonder who the favor was for or what these paychecks looked like to get this many people to be in a film about utterly nothing. Without these familiar faces and the hope that Gugino would eventually show enough skin to make the run-time worth it, this would be the bottom of the barrel when it came to comedies, offering no real budget or production quality apart from the cast. With zero morals and even less in terms of plot devices, this film exists for the sake of existing, serving no real purpose to anyone or anything.

RELEASE DATE
March 11, 2011

DIRECTOR
Sebastian Gutierrez

WRITTEN BY
Sebastian Gutierrez

STUDIO
Samuel Goldwyn Films

R
(for strong sexual content, nudity and language)

COMEDY
DRAMA
104 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Cale Finot

EDITOR
Lisa Bromwell

CAST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Carla Gugino
Lucy Punch
Marley Shelton
Timothy Olyphant
Justin Kirk
Adrianne Palicki
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Emma Bell
Vincent Kartheiser
Malin Akerman
Julianne Moore

PRODUCED BY
Sebastian Gutierrez

BUDGET
$50 million

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