Shot in only 15 days for less than a caterer gets paid on a studio movie, the film stars cast members from "Sex & the City", "Entourage", "Better Luck Tomorrow" and more.
(FILM CRITIC REVIEWS:)
"An extraordinarily engaging, well-written and creatively filmed romantic comedy comprised of four stories set in hotel rooms on the same floor... Rhee's feature debut is in some ways a textbook for how to make a great low-budget feature: Start with a really good, tightly written script, hire some terrific, trained, hungry actors and shoot it economically on small interiors. For an audience, it's a winning combination."
-The San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
-The Chicago Reader
"Gene Rhee's wacky and endearing debut feature film "The Trouble With Romance" scores points on most levels of engagement as a warm, breezy conversation about romantic entanglements between men and women. Split into four vignettes set under one hotel roof in Los Angeles, a quartet of rooms are the stages for frolic, fun, fantasy and frivolity."
"Roger Fan's intense crying jag while on the toilet is a riot. It is to bathroom crying jags what the French Connection car chase is to car chases."
-The San Jose Metro
"Rhee is a talented director"
-The SF Weekly
A Girls' Club Ent./Sweet Violet Films Production
Producers: Emily Liu, Gene Rhee, Jennifer Siebel
Written by Gene Rhee & Sharri Hefner & Mike Su
Directed by Gene Rhee