By Lawrence O'Toole
Updated January 22, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

Man Trouble

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  • Movie
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Screenwriter Carole Eastman and director Bob Rafelson (incredibly, the same team responsible for 1970’s Five Easy Pieces) go out of their way to be inane with this big-budget romance. And the actors — brave people all — do what they can: Jack Nicholson is an attack-dog trainer and smooth operator who’s lending a helping paw to Ellen Barkin, a panicked soprano traumatized by unsettling threats. There’s also an absolutely imbecilic subplot featuring Harry Dean Stanton as a cardiac-candidate tycoon and Beverly D’Angelo as an addle-brained bimbo (proof that women can write demeaning roles for women as well as men can). Even the relatively casual and easy-going experience of watching Man Trouble on video fails to inspire any forgiveness in the viewer. D

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Man Trouble

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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
runtime
  • 100 minutes
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