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I Love Trouble

I Love Trouble (1994)



Average Rating: 4.8/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 14

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In the style of the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s, I Love Trouble depicts the developing romance of two rival reporters who reluctantly fall for each other while competing for a major scoop. Old hand Peter Brackett (Nick Nolte) and aspiring newcomer Sabrina Peterson (Julia Roberts) first meet when they are both assigned to cover a mysterious train crash. The pair immediately develops a connection despite their professional rivalry, and they decide to work together. Sensing something

Feb 20, 2001

Buena Vista

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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (37)

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.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Trouble is a sampler of the kind of roles Roberts and Nolte should play more often.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Generic as its title, I Love Trouble is like a Xerox of a copy of a facsimile.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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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.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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Is there chemistry between Roberts and Nolte? Not really. This by-the-numbers production is more like math than chemistry.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
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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.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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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.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun

The lack of chemistry onscreen allows the paper-thin premise to collapse in on itself, and there's very little else left to salvage.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

There's a pervasive romanticism in I Love Trouble that depends on the chemistry generated by Roberts and Nolte.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Tulsa World
Tulsa World

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.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

The picture works, thanks in part to actual chemistry between Nolte and Roberts.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News

Straight out of the His Girl Friday school of newspaper romances, Trouble is anemically formulaic and completely uninspired.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: People Magazine
People Magazine

Not even Roberts' trademark luminescence can save this one.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Film4

Slick camera work and strong chemistry between the stars are almost enough to save the picture from terminal triteness, but not quite.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

Age difference and lack of chemistry between Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts are just two of many problems that mar this pale imitation (really pastiche) of 40s screwball comedies by Howard Hawks and George Cukor.

October 24, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com

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.
July 25, 2014
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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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!
April 30, 2009
Film Crazy

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Two rival reporters have to work together to uncover a conspiracy. Good cast.
December 14, 2008
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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.
September 3, 2007
Dean McKenna

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