The Trouble with Love in the Movies is a painfully honest account of labouring in the fields of film production, of loving and losing, living and learning. Through six movies, across three continents, in clashes on and off the set: It’s a romance.
From the fraught filming of Troy with Brad Pitt, to the prescient politics of Syriana with George Clooney, to the complexity of marketing the genocide film Hotel Rwanda and the Leonardo DiCaprio epic Blood Diamond, Hollywood publicist Rob Harris chronicles the drama and comedy behind the scenes that eclipse those in front of the camera. It’s the story of a failed marriage, two teenage boys, and a pinball affair with a free-spirited journalist. Tales of the famous, Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, overlap with behind-the-scenes stars whose names don’t appear until the end credits.
The Trouble with Love in the Movies is the same as the trouble with love the world over: can two people running in different directions find a common path? How do you connect with a moving target? Is there such a thing as happy ever after The End?”