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.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Foreign
- Run Time: 123min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/29/1994
- DVD Release Date: 08/24/1999
- Themes: Amateur Sleuths,Fighting the System,Opposites Attract,Whistleblowers,Members of the Press
- Tone: Confrontational,Stylish,Tense,Affectionate,Humorous,Madcap,Easygoing,Light
conspiracy, crash, hormones, reporter, scandal, scoop [journalism], train [locomotive]
- Language: English