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The Trouble with Bliss (2012)

The Trouble with Bliss

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

March 23, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

97 min.

Studio

Variance Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Michael Knowles

Producer

Michael Knowles, John Ramos, John Will

Screenwriter

Michael Knowles, Douglas Light

Starring

Story


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.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..although it has some cute repartee, this movie more often than not confuses eccentricity with originality..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
“..a lack of testosterone can be a defining attribute worth a few laughs when coupled to an eccentric subset of neighbors and strangers..”
by Jules Brenner [Filmcritic.com]
“..its cast keeps it watchable and likeable..”
by Kalvin Henely [Slant Magazine]