The Trouble with Romance
The Trouble with Romance (2009)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 27, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
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John Anderson

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.

Anna King
Time Out

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.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Often drags with poorly developed characters, awkward pacing and stilted dialogue that has no new or refreshing insights about love, romance or modern relationships.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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

Fred Camper
Chicago Reader

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.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Adds nothing new or fresh to our understanding of sexual politics.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

The roaring void of talent doesn't stop.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Omnibus Hell, decidedly not romantic, and reaching an absolute nadir with a scatological sequence to (hopefully) end them all.

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