Release date:March 23, 2012
(NYC/VOD; LA release: March 30)
Studio:7A Productions, Variance Films
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for sexual content, partial nudity and a brief violent image)
Screenwriters:Douglas Light, Michael Knowles
Starring:Michael C. Hall, Chris Messina, Brie Larson, Brad William Henke, Sarah Shahi, Peter Fonda, Lucy Liu
"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.