The Trouble with Bliss
The Trouble with Bliss (2012)

The Trouble with Bliss tells the story of 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall), who is clamped firmly in the jaws of New York City inertia. He wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; and he still shares… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 2013
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Hall does what he can, but Michael Knowles' film does such a thorough job portraying the ennui and aimlessness gripping its protagonist that the feeling is contagious.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The kind of movie that gives a bad name to the concept of "quirky."

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Karen Benardello
We Got This Covered

The Trouble With Bliss intriguingly showcases the numerous struggles people face as they reflect on their life paths.

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Dennis Harvey

The difficulties of adapting idiosyncratic literature to the screen are all too apparent in The Trouble With Bliss.

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Ian Buckwalter

Without much actual character to latch on to, most of the actors seem lost and awkward, even the usually dependable Hall.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Packs a lot of Lower East Side quirkiness into 97 minutes. Maybe too much.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Striving mightily to be the indie equivalent of a wacky sitcom, "The Trouble With Bliss" fails to draw much humor from farcical situations.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Knowles and Light indulge in so many indie clichés, their movie could be used as a film-school case study.

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Cole Smithey

Less than the comic sum of its sardonic parts "The Trouble With Bliss" is a triviality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I seem to be going through a phase of loving every movie I see. It surely can't last! This is a quirky little film, but I really enjoyed it. Story does go… More
Walter M.
In "The Trouble with Bliss," the problem with Morris(Michael C. Hall) is not that he is still living with his father(Peter Fonda) but that he has… More
Jason Reneau
The dynamic between Bliss (Hall) and his old man (played by Peter Fonda), makes the film worthy of your time. Sadly, the film is all over the place. The main… More