I Love Trouble

1994

I Love Trouble

Critics Consensus

There appears to be no Love lost between the fatally mismatched coupling of Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte in this screwball misfire that just isn't worth the Trouble.

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Two reporters for rival newspapers, one an embittered veteran, the other a bright newcomer, reluctantly team up to investigate a conspiracy involving corporate espionage. Their hesitant partnership takes on new dimensions when circumstance forces them to pretend to be lovers in this modern attempt at screwball comedy.

Cast

Nick Nolte
as Peter Brackett
Julia Roberts
as Sabrina Peterson
Saul Rubinek
as Sam Smotherman
James Rebhorn
as The Thin Man
Robert Loggia
as Matt Greenfield
Marsha Mason
as Senator Gayle Robbins
Eugene Levy
as Justice of the Peace
Dan Butler
as Wilson Chess
Paul Gleason
as Kenny Bacon
Lisa Lu
as Virginia Hervey
Nora Dunn
as Lindy
Frankie Faison
as Police Chief
Stuart Pankin
as Society Photographer
Megan Cavanagh
as Mrs. Beekman
Hallie Meyers-Shyer
as Little Girl in Barn
Boone David Cates
as Little Boy in Barn
Rich Brown
as Minister
Clark Gregg
as Darryl Beekman Jr.
Anna Holbrook
as Woman in Sportscar
Cindy Katz
as Wire Editor
Jay Wolpert
as Passing Writer
Andy Milder
as Copy Person
Dafidd McCracken
as Midrail Assistant
Jim Pepper
as 1st Reporter
Lisa Cloud
as 2nd Reporter
Larry Margo
as 3rd Reporter
Marianne Murciano
as `Good Day Chicago' Anchor
Sally Meyers-Kovler
as Woman at Newstand
Jody Gottlieb
as Friends at Newsstand
Kathyrn Weiss
as Friends at Newsstand
Jonathan Kovler
as Cop Reading Globe
Bruce A. Block
as Man at Newstand
Barry Sobel
as Delivery Person
Brian Fenwick
as Museum Bartender
Mike Bacarella
as Train Station Engineer
Kimo Wills
as Danny Brown
Oscar Jordan
as Globe Secretary
Paul Hirsch
as Man on Plane
Jessica Lundy
as 1st Flight Attendant
Mary Seibel
as Woman Walking Dog
Annie Meyers-Shyer
as Student Librarian
Doug Spinuzza
as Senator Robbin's Assistant
Eric Poppick
as Steak House Waiter
Rebecca Cross
as Chess Chemical Tour Guide
Lisa Roberts Gillan
as Kim's Friend
Lucy Lin
as Kim's Friend
Bill Worley
as Ruby's Bartender
Mike Cargile
as Sabrina's Dance Partner
Karl Plouffe
as Ranger Scout
Matthew Lindvig
as Ranger Scout
Robin Duke
as Sandra
Maura Russo
as 2nd Flight Attendant
Blaire Baron
as 3rd Flight Attendant
Michael Quill
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for I Love Trouble

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (36)

  • 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.

    Jun 17, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Trouble is a sampler of the kind of roles Roberts and Nolte should play more often.

    Jun 17, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Generic as its title, I Love Trouble is like a Xerox of a copy of a facsimile.

    Jun 17, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 17, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Is there chemistry between Roberts and Nolte? Not really. This by-the-numbers production is more like math than chemistry.

    Jun 17, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 17, 2014

Audience Reviews for I Love Trouble

  • Jul 25, 2014
    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.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2010
    I thought this movie was funny and clever. This movie is great to watch when you got nothing better to do. The only reason I watched it was because of Nolte and Roberts but the movie isn't one of my favorites.
    Naughtia N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 13, 2009
    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 fishy about the crash, they look deeper and are soon fighting to expose a wide-ranging conspiracy, while also struggling to outmaneuver and out-charm each other along the way. Co-creators Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers, who previously found success harking back to 1940s comedy in Father of the Bride, borrow heavily from His Girl Friday, Bringing Up Baby, and other screwball classics.
    Martin D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 26, 2008
    An uneven romantic comedy/thriller that features absolutely no chemistry between the leads, bad dialogue, and a horrible plot. Other than that........
    Nicky M Super Reviewer

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