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The Trouble with Lou (2001)

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Lou is a teenager with a very personal problem that prevents him from socializing with women. When a new student named Margaret arrives at his school, Lou decides he'd like to win her over.


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Credited cast:
Lou Romano / Ciro Romano
Katheryn Cain ...
Tom Winkler ...
Dr. Kilgore
Michelle Maaske ...
Donne McRae ...
Michael Ambrosini ...
The Coach
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Factora ...
Hawaiian Hotel Manager
Tony Ray Gonzales ...
Wil Panganiban ...
Hawaiian Bellboy
Harry Sabin ...
Lou's Lawyer
Lew Stedman ...
Sheriff Huston Tulsey
1950s Actress


Lou is a teenager with a very personal problem that prevents him from socializing with women. When a new student named Margaret arrives at his school, Lou decides he'd like to win her over.

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21 January 2001 (USA)  »

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$90,000 (estimated)

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Several people involved in this film have had very successful careers at PIXAR since they made this movie. Teddy Newton (Producer and Co-Writer) worked extensively on The Incredibles (2004) and Lou Romano (plays Lou Romano in the film) was the Production Designer on The Incredibles (2004) and on Up (2009). Lou Romano also was the voice of Linguini (the main lead) in Ratatouille (2007). Michael Giacchino (Composer) has gone on to compose the scores for The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), and Up (2009) at PIXAR. He has also done the scores for Lost: Revelation (2006) and Star Trek (2009). See more »

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A parody on those school educational films we all loved to hate...
22 February 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

"The Trouble With Lou" is not yet released in theaters but if it comes around please go see this comedy. I happened across it at the 2001 SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. Truly original and funny. Lou is a fifties style school educational film about a fifties teen who has a "problem", thus the title.

The look of this film is truly amazing considering the low budget. It is set in the fifties, and filmed in black and white.

The story is truly funny. The actors are quite good and deliver very convincing performances considering the funny storyline (I won't spoil this). The narrator character played by non-actor Bart Kearns comes very close to stealing the movie away from the leads. His brief appearances in the film are quite memorable and extremley funny. For a guy who can't act Bart comes off very believable. Katheryn's performance is spot on as Lou's tormented love interest and shows quiet charm in the delivery of her lines. But of course this film is about Lou and Lou Romano pulls this roll off with skill. Teddy and Gregor's writing are witty and just downright funny. All the pieces are there for this to be a top rate comedy. They just need to be put together. As of this writing the film is still being finished.

The only real trouble with Lou is it aint out there for us to see.

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