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The Trouble with Bliss Reviews

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
April 5, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
March 23, 2012
The difficulties of adapting idiosyncratic literature to the screen are all too apparent in The Trouble With Bliss.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 23, 2012
Striving mightily to be the indie equivalent of a wacky sitcom, "The Trouble With Bliss" fails to draw much humor from farcical situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 22, 2012
The kind of movie that gives a bad name to the concept of "quirky."
| Original Score: 2/5
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March 22, 2012
Without much actual character to latch on to, most of the actors seem lost and awkward, even the usually dependable Hall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 22, 2012
Knowles and Light indulge in so many indie clichés, their movie could be used as a film-school case study.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
March 22, 2012
The film aims to 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Eric Hynes
Village Voice
March 20, 2012
Even when circumstances and supporting turns slide into quirk and farce, Hall never angles for an easy laugh.
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Sam Adams
Time Out
March 20, 2012
Hall's puppy-dog charisma holds up under the strain, but it isn't nearly enough to keep this messy midlife-crisis dramedy afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5