• The Girl Is in Trouble (2015)

The Girl Is in Trouble

Release Date: April 3rd, 2015

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

After sleeping with a mysterious woman, a failed DJ finds evidence of a murder involving a drug dealer and a billionaire's son. Desperate for money, he tries to blackmail the killer, and follows his lover into escalating danger.

Cast: Columbus Short, Wilmer Valderrama, Alicja Bachleda, Jesse Spencer, Miriam Colon, Paz de la Huerta, Kareem Savinon, Mike Starr

Director: Julius Onah

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Deer Jen Films, Toy Closet Films


Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Unfortunately, despite displaying an admirable stylistic ambitiousness and excellent use of its NYC Lower East Side locations The Girl is in Trouble never manages to feel like more than a strained, modern-day pastiche. show more

  • 75
    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com

    It’s tightly directed and well-performed, particularly by Columbus Short and a career-redefining turn from Wilmer Valderrama. If anything — and trust me when I tell you this is the opposite of most independently produced noirs from debut directors — there’s an overabundance of ideas in The Girl is in Trouble, sometimes to a distracting degree. show more

  • 75
    Sara StewartNew York Post

    Though Valderrama gives a standout performance as the avenging Angel, brother of the late Jesus (Kareem Savion), two smaller roles are also worthy of note: Paz de la Huerta as a spacy bartender at Pianos, and J. Bernard Calloway as Dre, a bouncer who’s seen it all, and who can be reliably found eating a healthy salad as he sits outside his nightspot. show more

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