The Trouble with Bliss Synopsis
A 35-year-old (Michael C. Hall) begins dating a former classmate's 18-year-old daughter.
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Slant Magazine

Populated with unlikely occurrences and oddball characters, it plays out, to put it most complimentary, like a dull, slower moving "After...
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Village Voice

The tiredness of its conceit aside, the film manages to ingratiate thanks to a script that pleasantly ping-pongs from one digressive...
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
The film is not without charm, much of it provided by Larson as the sneakily demanding Brie. Liu is also funny and vaguely dangerous, while...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Nobody in this sweet-natured, low-testosterone trifle is out for blood. Mr. Hall gives an agreeable portrayal of a man-child not unlike...
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Time Out New York

Hall's puppy-dog charisma holds up under the strain, but it isn't nearly enough to keep this messy midlife-crisis dramedy afloat. A little...
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By Dennis Harvey
One can guess how the elements here might have been alluring on the page, but helmer/co-scenarist Michael Knowles' third feature doesn't...
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By 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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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The "Dexter" star gives it his all in this indie comedy about a 35-year-old unemployed man coping with various romantic and life crises,...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Fails to draw much humor from farcical situations.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The biggest trouble with "Bliss" is the way it wastes a cast that deserves so much more.
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Trouble With Bliss is Touching

By tasumner
The Trouble With Bliss is a charming, East Village movie that touches the heart of the East Village malaise in finding happiness in a frenetic city of self-indulgence. It's quirky, fun and...

The Trouble With Bliss

By picturesandsound
Actors were superb as was the camera work. The story builds so it feels as though it is in real time as the story unfolds, making it a realistic presentation of a young man who finally grows up,...

The Trouble With Bliss

By slr237
Very much enjoyed the movie. A good story with great comedic touches by Michael C. Hall, Brie Larson and the rest of the excellent cast, Chris Messina, Lucy Liu, Peter Fonda, Brad Henke, and Sarah...

Morris Bliss Grows Up

By Couch Baron
Michael C. Hall is fantastic as man-child Morris Bliss, who grows up with the help of some crazy East Village characters and his hard but caring father. Loved a lot of the subtle touches and how the...

A great movie!

By tutupg_45
I absolutely enjoyed this movie, specially the chemistry among the actors, they all seemed very natural, very convincing. And It's always nice to see Hall playing a character that is not being...

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Rated PG-13 | For A Brief Violent Image, Sexual Content and Partial Nudity