I Love Trouble is a 1994 American romantic comedy film starring Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte.

It was written and produced by the husband-and-wife team of Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer (who also directed the film).


Rival Chicago reporters Sabrina Peterson (Julia Roberts) and Peter Brackett (Nick Nolte) reluctantly join forces to uncover a train wreck that leads to the discover of genetically altered milk conspiracy. They bite off more than they can chew while pursuing the story, and fall in love.

Sabrina is an ambitious, gifted reporter willing to do whatever it takes to learn the truth about the train accident. This leads her into conflict, then a reluctant partnership with fading star Peter, who works for a rival paper. He chases women, smokes cigars, and has just published his first novel.

During their pursuit of the story, Peter and Sabrina clash over virtually everything.

He also subjects Sabrina to indecent exposure in front of a group of boy scouts after he catches her skinny-dipping. But ultimately they collaborate in solving the crime, sharing the story and beginning a romance.


  • Julia Roberts - Sabrina Peterson
  • Nick Nolte - Peter Brackett
  • Saul Rubinek - Sam Smotherman
  • James Rebhorn - The Thin Man
  • Robert Loggia - Matt Greenfield, Chronicle Editor
  • Kelly Rutherford - Kim
  • Olympia Dukakis - Jeannie, Peter's Secretary
  • Marsha Mason - Senator Gayle Robbins
  • Eugene Levy - Justice of the Peace
  • Charles Martin Smith - Rick Medwick
  • Dan Butler - Wilson Chess
  • Paul Gleason - Kenny Bacon
  • Jane Adams - Evans
  • Lisa Lu - Virginia Harvey
  • Nora Dunn - Lindy


Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts notoriously did not get along with each other during the making of the film.

Roberts has described him as "disgusting" whereas Nolte said of her as "not a nice person."


Box OfficeEdit

"I Love Trouble" debuted at #5 at the box office, grossing $7,827,002 in its opening weekend.

It grossed over $30 million in box-office receipts in the United States and less than $62 million worldwide.

Critical ReceptionEdit

The film was not well received by critics. It currently holds a 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 41 reviews.

According to Nick Nolte, it's the worst film he has ever appeared in. He felt he sold his soul by doing it and he did it only for the money. He was as a result tense while on the set and did not have a good working-relationship with Julia Roberts.

Julia Roberts has on her part called Nolte the worst actor she has ever worked with.

Theatrical TrailerEdit

I Love Trouble Trailer

I Love Trouble Trailer

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