Variance Films
Chris Nashawaty
March 30, 2012 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Trouble with Bliss

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
97 minutes
Limited Release Date
03/23/12
performer
Peter Fonda, Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu

We gave it an C

You can’t blame Michael C. Hall for wanting to squeeze in a movie during his Dexter hiatus. But surely he could have found something better than The Trouble With Bliss. As scruffy East Village screwup Morris Bliss, Hall shares a grubby apartment with his disappointed father (Peter Fonda), gets involved with a stalkerlike 18-year-old (Brie Larson), and floats through his pointless days and nights like a helpless child prone to bad decisions. Michael Knowles’ aimless comedy is full of offbeat characters, but has surprisingly little on its mind. (Also available on VOD) C

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