5 user 25 critic

The Trouble with Bliss (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 23 March 2012 (USA)
2:08 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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.



, (novel) | 1 more credit »
1 win. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Peep World (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Four siblings implode after the release of a book written about them.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein
Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson
Dexter: Early Cuts (2009–2012)
Animation | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Animated web series providing background and depth to Dexter's character and relationships.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Shawn Shultz, Jennifer Carpenter
Treatment (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

All his life, Leonard (Joshua Leonard, Humpday (2009)) has dreamed of being a famous filmmaker, but he's better at making excuses than making art. A chance encounter with a wasted A-list ... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Nelson, Steven Schardt
Stars: Joshua Leonard, Sean Nelson, Ross Partridge
Bereft (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while dealing with her family, employer, and other residents of her small town.

Directors: Tim Daly, Clark Mathis
Stars: Vinessa Shaw, Tim Blake Nelson, Patrick Burleigh
Cold in July (2014)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

Director: Jim Mickle
Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson
Tanner Hall (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.

Directors: Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg
Stars: Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson
House Broken (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In order to enjoy his retirement, a father takes drastic measures to get his twentysomething, slacker sons to move out and fend for themselves.

Director: Sam Harper
Stars: Danny DeVito, Katey Sagal, Skyler Stone
Panic (2000)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love.

Director: Henry Bromell
Stars: William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, John Ritter
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Louise, a widow with two children, almost crushes a stranger with her car. She takes care of him, even if he's not really wounded. It turns out that he has mental disorders and that they can help each other much more than they thought.

Director: Éric Besnard
Stars: Virginie Efira, Benjamin Lavernhe, Lucie Fagedet
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A glimpse into the teenage wasteland of suburbia 1999 that takes place over 24 hours, and the teenagers who make their way through the last day of high school.

Director: Jess Manafort
Stars: Katrina Begin, Charles Chen, Melonie Diaz
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend, though they are faced with a series of dilemmas when rumors of the machine begin to spread.

Directors: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon
Stars: Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Nicholas Spaventa
Stars: Bill Dawes, Michael C. Hall, Lauren Schacher


Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Kubota ...
Melanie Torres ...
Joshua Alscher ...
Dana Raja ...


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

23 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

East Fifth Bliss  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$10,911 (USA) (6 April 2012)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


References Anne of Green Gables (1934) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What is 'partial nudity' exactly? ra-mckenzie
I don't get it.... CursedShadow
Release date? jennhollywood
TV show or movie? ferfer72
Filming Has Begun RazzberryBeret
2011 Newport Beach Film Festival – Special Screening cmurr87
Discuss The Trouble with Bliss (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page