The Trouble with Bliss


The Trouble with Bliss

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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 an apartment with his widowed father (Peter Fonda), who treats Morris with a mix of disdain and exasperation. When he finds himself juggling a bizarre relationship with the sexually precocious 18-year-old daughter (Brie Larson) of a former classmate and the advances of his very forward neighbor (Lucy Liu), Morris realizes that even though his life is unraveling, it's also opening up in ways that are long overdue. -- (C) Official Site

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Michael C. Hall
as Morris Bliss
Brie Larson
as Stephanie Jouseski
Sarah Shahi
as Hattie Skunk/Hattie Rockworth
Peter Fonda
as Seymour Bliss
Lucy Liu
as Andrea
Brad William Henke
as Steven "Jetski" Jouseski
Carol Lambert
as Stephanie's Grandmother
Glenn Kubota
as Mr. Charlies
Larry Cohen
as Counter Guy
Mary Goggin
as Mrs. Cruxo
Melanie Torres
as The Cindi
Dana Raja
as Girl on Rollerblades
Carl Villa Roman
as Cab Driver
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  • Mar 30, 2014
    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 never traveled anywhere, much less complete the simplest of tasks such as getting new keys made or groceries. To be totally unfair, Morris does have an 18-year old girlfriend, Stephanie(Brie Larson), which might possibly be explained by probable daddy issues, since Morris might have once known her father(Brad William Henke). "The Trouble with Bliss" is a fine starting place with a cool cast that also includes Sarah Shahi and Lucy Liu, of which Peter Fonda and Brie Larson fare the best to nobody's surprise. And it's nice that it references Forbidden Planet(the store, not the movie) and Homage to Catalonia. But that's it. I mean, overall the movie is as listless and lacking in ambition as its title character and that's no fun at all for anybody.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2013
    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 off a little at times, but it's mostly good with excellent cast and likeable or interesting characters.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2012
    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 character finds himself in various situations, which is very interesting to watch. Unfortunately, it serves no real purpose to the narrative. It just highlights the absurdity of his life and makes it evident that some change is needed. Great performances! So-so film!
    Jason R Super Reviewer

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