I Love Trouble (1994)
Movie InfoSuspense and romance are combined in this nostalgic film that evokes the feelings of the classic 1930's newsroom films. Peter Brackett is a columnist for the Chicago Chronicle. Lately he has been slacking off as his first novel has hit the stands. For his punishment hard-drinking, woman loving, and hard-bitten old hack is set on a reporter's beat. He must cover the story of a fatal train derailment. He finds that he is beaten to the punch by bright young reporter for the Globe, Sabrina Peterson. At first they are competitors, but eventually team up. Together they discover a larger story around the disaster; one filled with corporate espionage and a genetically produced hormone, LDF, which dramatically increases milk production in cows. They jet between Wisconsin and Las Vegas as they research. In Vegas they marry to protect themselves from the bad guys that chase them. After that they go back to Wisconsin where they must prove their love to survive. … More
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Critic Reviews for I Love Trouble
No one expects movies like this one, set as it is in the largely mythological world of fiercely competitive daily newspapering, to be realistic. But neither should they be as flaccid and unconvincing as what we are presented with here.
Trouble is a sampler of the kind of roles Roberts and Nolte should play more often.
Generic as its title, I Love Trouble is like a Xerox of a copy of a facsimile.
Again and again, the I Love Trouble script takes us deeper and deeper into the machinations of a high-tech company when what we want to see is Nolte and Roberts outfox each other.
Is there chemistry between Roberts and Nolte? Not really. This by-the-numbers production is more like math than chemistry.
It's like the worst possible Newman-Redford vehicle: the script reduces the stars to twinkling mannequins, and their chemistry barely rises to the buddy-buddy level.
You can tell that they like each other by the way they hate each other. Shakespeare may have invented the recipe, Tracy and Hepburn may have refined it, but Nolte and Roberts certainly hold their own.
The lack of chemistry onscreen allows the paper-thin premise to collapse in on itself, and there's very little else left to salvage.
There's a pervasive romanticism in I Love Trouble that depends on the chemistry generated by Roberts and Nolte.
The running badinage of Roberts and Nolte lacks the tartness and bite that made those classic couplings and the old screwballs crackle with contentious wit.
If you can get your head round the idea of Julia Roberts as a ruthlessly ambitious newspaper reporter, then there's plenty to enjoy in this frivolous comedy thriller.
The picture works, thanks in part to actual chemistry between Nolte and Roberts.
Straight out of the His Girl Friday school of newspaper romances, Trouble is anemically formulaic and completely uninspired.
Slick camera work and strong chemistry between the stars are almost enough to save the picture from terminal triteness, but not quite.
Audience Reviews for I Love Trouble
Mediocre romantic comedy, I Love Trouble is a film that had the potential of being much better than what it turned out to be. The film suffers from a wooden script, and in turn, the film becomes, tedious and dull to the point that you lose interest in what you're watching. I wanted the film, and felt it should really have stood out, but there weren't any good enough moment to let the film really shine through. I felt it was just a poorly constructed effort, one that didn't try to entertain, and considering what it tried to do with its story, it's surprising that the filmmakers couldn't deliver anything remotely interesting. I felt that this film was a wasted opportunity, one that should have been much better than this. As it is it, it's just not entertaining and it has plenty of clichéd fiddled moments that brings down the film a bit. This could have been quite interesting if more effort would have been put into the film's story in order to make it less formulaic. Unfortunately, it's just another rom-com that never does anything with its ideas and cast. If you're expecting something that will entertain you, you'll be disappointed as the film just doesn't have anything going for it to warrant a viewing. Like I said, if the film would have had a few rewrites, maybe its ideas could really have worked, but this is a film that is ordinary, as if it was made with the same old genre ideas to create something that doesn't do anything worth seeing.More
funny and goodi love this movie there clearly was good chemistry between Nolte and Roberts making it much more watchable!
the plot and storyline is good with quite a few laughs that keep you entertained its got great performances and is a really good film!
Uneven mix of suspense-thriller and romantic comedy comes up short because of the lack of real chemistry between Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte, reporters from competing Chicago newspapers who solve the mystery of a derailed train. Still, there are enough effective moments to make it watchable.More
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