• R, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Gene Rhee
    In Theaters:
    Feb 27, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 6, 2010


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The Trouble with Romance Reviews

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John Anderson
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Very little that anyone here says, or does, has the slightest connection to any known reality, and if a film is going to perform an autopsy on love, the corpse should at least be recognizable.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 6, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Often drags with poorly developed characters, awkward pacing and stilted dialogue that has no new or refreshing insights about love, romance or modern relationships.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 2.75/10

February 28, 2009
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Adds nothing new or fresh to our understanding of sexual politics.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

February 27, 2009
David Noh
Film Journal International

Omnibus Hell, decidedly not romantic, and reaching an absolute nadir with a scatological sequence to (hopefully) end them all.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 27, 2009
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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An airless, fragmented feature that's been kicking around since 2007.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 27, 2009
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Ever fast-forward through a late-night cable romance just to get to the good parts? This amateurish relationship dramedy features all the stuff you'd skip, and nothing else.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

February 26, 2009
Anna King
Time Out New York
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If He's Just Not That Into You is a film for women who want to be lied to, then The Trouble with Romance offers a conniving counterpoint for men.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/6

February 26, 2009
Fred Camper
Chicago Reader
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The performances are convincing, and director Gene Rhee does a good job of outlining the messiness of human affections here, showing how we don't always know what we really want or how to get it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 26, 2009
Prairie Miller

This unsexy quirky quartet of talky tales, is a mixed bag of fantasy stranger sex in a threesome with Frisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom, um, selling her seat no less, elevator existentialism, and all around bad relationship karma.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

February 26, 2009
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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The roaring void of talent doesn't stop.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 24, 2009
Nick Schager
The Screengrab

A Cinemax skin flick without the skin.

Full Review Source: The Screengrab

February 24, 2009
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Actorly diarrhea and writerly constipation are the frequent bane of subpar indie flicks, but in Trouble with Romance these flaws are almost instructively exacerbated, like an inverted Syd Field handbook on amateurisms to avoid.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

February 23, 2009
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