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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.

Director:

Michael Knowles

Writers:

Michael Knowles, Douglas Light (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Morris Bliss
Brie Larson ... Stephanie Jouseski
Peter Fonda ... Seymour Bliss
Glenn Kubota ... Mr. Charlies
Lucy Liu ... Andrea
Brad William Henke ... Steven 'Jetski' Jouseski
Chris Messina ... NJ
Mary Goggin ... Mrs. Cruxo
Melanie Torres Melanie Torres ... The Cindi
Sarah Shahi ... Hattie Skunk / Hattie Rockworth
Josh Alscher ... Torc (as Joshua Alscher)
Liz Holtan ... May
Kate Simses ... Nancy
Dana Raja Dana Raja ... Girl On Rollerblades
Scott Johnsen Scott Johnsen ... George
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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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References Anne of Green Gables (1934) See more »

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Better than rated
8 September 2012 | by davidcla-471-617940See all my reviews

Despite the mediocre rating we decided to watch this and were surprised. It's quite a bit better than the rating. The well acted, odd storyline kept us interested. The main character is seemingly an unmotivated mid-thirties flunky who evolves throughout the film, but not how you might expect. Despite his lack of redeeming qualities he somehow draws you in. Perhaps it is his innate charm, or his boyish qualities and laissez faire approach. His quirky teen-aged girlfriend simultaneously provokes and entices, impossible to predict - nearly. This is not a formulaic Hollywood piece, though the film does not exactly break new ground either. Enjoy!! We did.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

East Fifth Bliss See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,618, 25 March 2012

Gross USA:

$13,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,093
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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