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  • Summary: A bitter-sweet romantic tale set in London, depicting the sentimental education of a young man who is absurdly confused about women. (IFC Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    Charming, if slight, Venus-and-Mars romantic comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    60
    The mostly unknown actors are charming, and while the story is formulaic, it never feels blatantly contrived.
  3. It all feels utterly real and banal. You could describe The Trouble With Men and Women as a comfortable armchair to come back to: too comfortable.
  4. Some movies make love look schematic. The Trouble With Men + Women makes those films look stunningly insightful.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    25
    A British indie as tepid as yesterday morning's tea.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JohnR.
    Aug 26, 2007
    9
    I really enjoyed this film, for the low budget the acting and camera work was great. The script was witty and clever. Very interesting film, I really enjoyed this film, for the low budget the acting and camera work was great. The script was witty and clever. Very interesting film, highly recommended. Expand
  2. JerryK
    Oct 24, 2006
    8
    I enjoyed this movie. It seemed like a realistic portrayal of one person's search for love and romance. I found the blurring effects to I enjoyed this movie. It seemed like a realistic portrayal of one person's search for love and romance. I found the blurring effects to be distracting and not the best idea for interludes. Kate Ashfield as Susie was the best thing about the movie. Expand
  3. ChadS.
    Apr 25, 2007
    4
    People are often funnier, wittier, and generally more enlightening in the movies than in real life. The trouble with "The Trouble with Men People are often funnier, wittier, and generally more enlightening in the movies than in real life. The trouble with "The Trouble with Men and Women" is that Matt(Joseph McFadden) and his friends are too much like your average blokes and lasses you may encounter up close or from afar in some social setting. They're bloody boring. Until Matt meets Veronique(Karine Adrover) on the subway, it's one repetitive scene after another about how he misses Karen(Christine Tremarco), who left him and the U.K. for New York(and we can see why, he's bloody boring). At least Veronique livens things up by having a different accent than her new peer group. She's French. "The Trouble with Men and Women" isn't particularly cinematic either. Basically, it's just point the camera at the actors. In an attempt to be lyrical, the filmmaker uses a lot of soft focused-slow motion to no particular advantage. When Karen leaves Matt, he makes the intrepid move of poaching his best friend's girl. But Vinnie(Matthew Delamare) is such an obvious prick, you wonder why Matt doesn't point out his best mate's careless disregard for Susie(Kate Ashfield) as the unfaithful hypocrite reads him the riot act about the sanctity of friendship. "The Trouble with Men and Women" has really nothing fresh or interesting thing to say about relationships, but Matt kind of grows on you; as does Susie, so you hope those two boring singles finally get together and put us out of our torpid ambivalence towards this unremarkable indie from the United Kingdom. Expand