The Trouble With Bliss is a new comedy film starring Michael C. Hall who is well known for his top running TV series: Dexter. In this new movie Michael C. Hall is joined by Peter Fronda, Lucy Liu and Brie Larson to bring a brand new comedy story to the big screen. The Trouble With Bliss is directed by Michael Knowles and will be released to theaters on March 23rd 2012. Let’s take a look at early movie reviews from Eric Hynes:
Michael C. Hall In A New Movie: The Trouble With Bliss
“As today’s cinema continues to make plain, no issue is more vital to the state of civilization than the fate of electively unemployed thirtysomething white dudes who can’t get out of bed in the morning. Such, as the title indicates, is the trouble with Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall), a slovenly 35-year-old bookworm who lives with his grumpy father (Peter Fonda) in the East Village. Although he dreams of international travel, of walking in the footsteps of Orwell and Bowles, he never even leaves the neighborhood. Yet after being seduced by both a precocious teen (Brie Larson) and a nympho neighbor (Lucy Liu) over one long weekend, Morris starts to take a more active role in his own life, even venturing beyond the bodega to an actual supermarket for groceries. The tiredness of its conceit aside, the film manages to ingratiate thanks to a script (adapted by Douglas Light and director Michael Knowles, from Light’s novel) that pleasantly ping-pongs from one digressive dialogue to another and a persuasive performance by Hall, whose natural charisma peeks through Morris’s dour facade just enough to make him appealing. Even when circumstances and supporting turns slide into quirk and farce, Hall never angles for an easy laugh. He’s neither hopeless nor a hero, just another guy who should get his s**t together.”
The complete article can be read at the Village Voice
Aside from this critic, here’s another opinion from Prairie Miller
An Early Take On The Movie, The Trouble With Bliss
“Part economic crisis cinema and part whatever character tends to tumble down the 21st century proverbial rabbit hole, The Trouble With Bliss plants its dramatic roots, however comically absurd, in a trying period. Where emotional conflict is inevitably intertwined with financial anxiety. And takes its time as well, with related coming of age predicaments that today extend ever further into adulthood, because that’s exactly where the no-prospects characters in perpetual childhood reside.
Meandering his way through this exasperating world with the future as an embellished fantasy more than anything else, is Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) as Morris Bliss. An involuntary as opposed to determined slacker, Bliss is chronically unemployed. A humiliating state of affairs which he prefers to characterize to others as ‘between jobs.’
Bliss continues to live at home in a cramped apartment on the Lower East Side with his disapproving widower father Seymour (Peter Fonda), whom he is still calling Daddy. And who disparagingly provides Bliss with financial subsistence on a daily basis, in the form of begrudging handouts. While Bliss spends his days wandering aimlessly around the neighborhood. And pretending to himself and others that he regularly journeys around the world to exotic realms, that he’s really only encountered in his still cherished high school novels lining his boyhood bedroom shelves.”
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