CINEMA: Jovial Julia Roberts has an ideal role in a bland caper with Nick Nolte

Julia Roberts is the oddest of star commodities in Hollywood: a Lamborghini that few people know how to drive. Her soft good looks, easy glamour and megawatt, kilo-tooth smile give her a box-office appeal unique among today's actresses. Yet filmmakers seem blind to these qualities. Roberts so often has to mope and so rarely gets to be her famous radiant self.

Say this, at least and at most, for the jovial new suspense movie I Love Trouble: it knows what to do with its star. Screenwriters Charles Shyer (who also directed) and Nancy Meyers (who also produced) realize that adventure with...

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