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The Trouble with Bliss

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

March 23, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Michael Knowles

Starring :

Michael C. Hall, Sarah Shahi, Brie Larson, Lucy Liu, Peter Fonda, Chris Messina, Rhea Perlman, Christian Campbell, Brad William Henke

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

“..these characters might be full of color and whimsy on the page..”
“..the film manages to ingratiate thanks to a script that pleasantly ping-pongs from one digressive dialogue to another..”
by Eric Hynes [Village Voice]
Review rate : C+

“..present a mosaic of crazy New York life, but instead seems more like a shaggy-dog story being spun out by an easily distracted barfly over the course of an idle afternoon..”
by Alison Willmore [AV Club]
2.5 of 4

“..its cast keeps it watchable and likeable..”
by Kalvin Henely [Slant Magazine]
2.5 of 5

“..Hall's puppy-dog charisma holds up under the strain, but it isn't nearly enough to keep this messy midlife-crisis dramedy afloat..”
by Sam Adams [Time Out New York]
“..for all the sex that's depicted here, the film isn't very sexy..”
by David Noh [Film Journal International]
“..although it has some cute repartee, this movie more often than not confuses eccentricity with originality..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
“..aiming for the delightfully offbeat, pic instead feels rudderless and incomplete, kept watchable by performers nonetheless undermined by their material..”
by Dennis Harvey [Variety]
1 of 4

“..a quality cast is wasted amid dismally unfunny scenes..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
3 of 5

“..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]

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