Screen favorites Julia Roberts (NOTTING HILL, MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING) and Nick Nolte (THE THIN RED LINE, AFFLICTION) team up to deliver high-voltage star power to this action-packed comedy hit! Roberts and Nolte are Chic... more »ago reporters working in hot competition -- and she's not about to give him a break. But when a high-profile story they're trying to crack leads them on the trail of a murder, they find themselves thrown together to uncover a billion-dollar fraud! Applauded by critics and audiences alike, I LOVE TROUBLE is a fast-paced, thrill-packed comedy you're sure to love!« less
"The problem with this movie is, that the makers just could not decide what sort of movie they were making. Is it a romantic comedy? Is it a thriller? It might even be an action movie! Now one could say that I Love Trouble offers something to any kind of audience, but the truth is that it has become to much of a compromise. Nolte and Roberts try hard and their performances go a long way towards saving a rather uninteresting movie, but personally I think that their efforts should have been used on a better script producing a better balanced story. On the whole this is a nice movie, but not something you want to see more than one time."
Not brilliant, but enjoyable nonetheless
April J. Brown | Albuquerque, NM United States | 08/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie--and it's a movie, not a film--features contrived plot twists, an improbable romance, and predictable writing. It's light in every way--just a little scary, just a little romantic, just a little funny. This is not sophisticated movie-making.
However, I have moments when I want a little brain candy to keep my interest without stretching my intellect. And in those moments, I confess, this is what I drag out. Here's the plot: two rival newspaper reporters investigate a suspicious train crash, despise each other, are endangered, fall in love, solve the case. I hope I didn't give too much away. Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte don't have the snappy reparte that the screenwriters were so obviously going for, but close. They're both great-looking and winsome enough to root for. Predictably, Robert's character is smart and sassy, while Nolte plays a womanizing rogue. The glowering but still incompetent bad guys threaten the daring duo without disturbing your dreams. It's not the screwball comedy to which it's paying homage, but it's a grade-B imitation of an enjoyable genre, and sometimes that's enough. Watch it with butter on your fingers."
Gotta love Julia
April J. Brown | 12/21/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Alright this isn't an Oscar calibur type movie but it's got some B-movie potential. There is good wit and fun play and although it's a little jagged overall it's not a bad flick. Like it sez gotta love Julia"
A fun movie with a corny finish.
April J. Brown | 04/10/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I liked this movie. It's a fun no brainer that you can watch for entertainment without having to think to hard. Nolte and Roberts both do a good job. I did think the very ending was a little corny, but the rest of the movie made up for it. The other thing about this movie is it can be for different age family members."
Absence of Romance
thecableguy | 01/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not a remake of the 1947 detective film with the same title, this one stars Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts as two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who meet while investigating a mysterious train crash. They eventually untangle a conspiracy involving corrupt scientists and cancer causing goat milk. The film is intended as an homage to Howard Hawks' comedies like "His Girl Friday" and "Bringing up Baby," but due to the seriousness of the crime and lack of chemistry between the two leads, midway through starts feeling more like "Silkwood."
Husband and wife team Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers previously milked the forties screwball comedy formula with "Father of the Bride," but there are too many unsettling red herrings and not enough real love to make this one worth struggling through."