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The Trouble with Bliss (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 23 March 2012 (USA)
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A guy in his mid-thirties watches as his life comically unravels after he enters into a relationship with the daughter of a former high school classmate.

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A comedy/drama about 35-year-old Morris Bliss, who is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and perhaps worst of all the premature death of his mother still lingers and has left him emotionally walled up. When he finds himself wrapped up in an awkward relationship with the sexually precocious, 18-year-old daughter of a former classmate, Morris quickly discovers his static life unraveling and opening up in ways that are long overdue. Written by Anonymous

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A comedic coming of age tale about a guy who should have come of age a long time ago. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and a brief violent image | See all certifications »

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$4,618 (USA) (23 March 2012)

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$10,911 (USA) (6 April 2012)
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Stephanie gives Morris cheese. The brand and type are Larson's Brie. The name of the actress who plays Stephanie is Brie Larson. See more »

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likable indie flick
5 June 2013 | by (hollywoodland) – See all my reviews

been on showtime lately. watched it a few times. yes, the movie is ragged indie, and some of the characters are a little un developed. but miss larson, is great. she is sexy without being overt. even quirky. this is one of the better low budget flicks i have seen in a while... the bliss character is almost autistic, he deadpans thru the whole film. the side characters are weirdly off putting yet interesting. and peter fonda depressed the hell out of me, seeing him as a shut in old guy. but all in all, i like to see small films that have storys and not a freakin explosion thru out.... liked the soundtrack too, set a good mood for the film, also an issue with me today.

worth a look.


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