I Love Trouble
Entertainment: +3 1/2
Acceptability: -1

This romantic action comedy, reminiscent of the Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy era, stars Julia Roberts as Sabrina Peterson and Nick Nolte as Peter Brackett. Sabrina, a cub reporter for the Chicago Globe, meets Peter, a seasoned reporter for The Chicago Chronicle on her first assignment. A train has derailed and five people killed. Self-assured, cocky Peter is appalled the next day when Sabrina's first page story hints at foul play. Not once but three or four days in a row she scoops Peter, forcing him to defend his reputation. As the mystery deepens, the two reporters' paths cross, each trying to outdo the other. Clearly, Peter has met his match. Their biggest problem develops, however, as they get close to solving the mystery. They are followed, chased and shot at in Chicago, Wisconsin and even Las Vegas as the villains are determined to stop their investigation. As the danger intensifies, Sabrina and Peter decide to team up and outwit the bad guys instead of each other. Of course, they fall in love. I LOVE TROUBLE is witty, clever and suspenseful.

Usually, a story set in the nineties contains offensive material to be “realistic.” Not so in I LOVE TROUBLE. With only a few crudities and one profanity and no sexual intercourse, it delivers adult entertainment. The action scenes, naturally, have some violence. The corpse of a young man falls out of a closet and numerous gun threats, shootings, and life threatening situations occur. Sabrina and Peter climb out of a stalled elevator as a gunmen tries to kill them. In a climactic scene the reporters are confronted by the criminals in a huge laboratory. Against overwhelming odds, they use their wits to outsmart their attackers. Still, there are some mildly sexually suggestive remarks tossed around. Peter has quite a reputation with the ladies, and it is implied that he is promiscuous. In a bar scene, he dances with a young woman who very openly tries to seduce him with her suggestive movements. Also, Peter and Sabrina have adjoining rooms in a hotel. They spy on each other through the keyhole. Sabrina goes skinny dipping in one hilarious scene, but the nudity is implied only. I LOVE TROUBLE is a giant step in the right direction for good entertainment.

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon
Distributor: Buena Vista Distribution, 3900 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, CA 91521

Crude Language: Few (3) times - Mild 1, Moderate 2
Obscene Language: Few (3) times - Other
Profanity: Few (2) times - Regular (J)
Violence: Moderate and severe - no blood or gore (shootings, gun-threats, fighting, kicking; man falls to his death; car crash, man pushed out)
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Several times (references to sex, suggestive dance, comical reference to genitals)
Drug Abuse: Alcohol drinking few times
Other: None
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Intended Audience: Teens and adults

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