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The Trouble with Romance (2009)



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Four couples fighting for love but hindered by romance attempt to find a common ground while spending the night in separate rooms of the same hotel in director Gene Rhee's ensemble romantic comedy. For Jack and Jill, their quest to get up the hill is continually blocked by the tenacious Steve. On the other hand, Paul and Karen have been married for seven years and by now the spark of romance has become but a dull flicker. Jimmy and Steph seem to personify that old saying about men being from Mars and women being from Venus, and if they could only work out their pressing commitment issues, they may have a chance to meet on Earth. For Nicole, it isn't as much about knowing what she wants from a man but figuring out what type of man Charlie really is. Will the power of love be strong enough to unbind these four couples from the romantic entanglements that threaten to do their relationships in once and for all?

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Jordan Belfi
as Charlie
Roger Fan
as Jimmy
Emily Liu
as Stephanie
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

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… | March 6, 2009
Top Critic

An airless, fragmented feature that's been kicking around since 2007.

February 27, 2009
New York Times
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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… | February 26, 2009
New York Daily News
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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… | February 26, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

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… | February 26, 2009
Chicago Reader
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The roaring void of talent doesn't stop.

Full Review… | February 24, 2009
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for The Trouble with Romance

3 of the 4 stories were good, but the whole cast did a very good job. I just couldn't get into the story of the married couple having a screwed up three-some to spice things up. The story was even more ridiculous and pointless because the wife only did it to destroy her husband.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

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