The Trouble with Bliss

Synopsis: A comedy/drama about 35-year-old Morris Bliss, who is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and perhaps worst of all the premature death of his mother still lingers and has left him emotionally walled up. When he finds himself wrapped up in an awkward relationship with the sexually precocious, 18-year-old daughter of a former classmate, Morris quickly discovers his static life unraveling and opening up in ways that are long overdue.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Michael Knowles
Production: 7A Productions/Variance Films
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97 min

No. I don't think right now is

the best time to introduce you.

- He's older.

- Oh, older. Older than you?

Ooh. He's one of those

you've got to carry around and

bathe and feed and stuff?

Does he wear one of

those giant diapers?

Stephanie, really,

you've got to go.

Wait! Are you coming with me?

Yeah? It's me. Let me in.

Listen, go to the Bodega around the

corner right here on First Avenue.

Mr. Charlie's

is the name of the place,

is the name of the guy

behind the counter,

and tell him

Mr. Charlie sent you,

and he'll sell you cigarettes.

Wait. You want me

to tell Mr. Charlie

that Mr. Charlie sent me?

Charlie's, with an "s. "

Time to go.

Wait. No.

When am I gonna see you again?

Because this weekend

is awful for me.


I don't know, maybe Monday?

Stromboli pizza, after school?

Okay. Don't play with me.

And call me?

- Call me often.

- Okay. I will.

Tell me you love me.

Stephanie, come on.

Tell me.

Okay. I love you.

And you're sorry for...

being so crabby.

I'm sorry I was crabby.

Now, give me a kiss.

A real one.




Ahh... oh! And I

left you a present!

A-a surprise.

Surprise? What is it?

Oh, can I keep the change?

Change? Yeah, sure. Keep it.

- What... what's the surprise?

- Monday, stromboli pizza. Don't forget.


Hey, daddy, how was your day?

What the hell have you

been doing in here?

I buzzed and I buzzed you.

I was in the bathroom.

Now, what I'm smelling here...

I mean, you had

all day to do that,

and you wait till

I'm coming home.

Well, if you hadn't

lost your keys. Again.

Besides, I had that interview.

Yeah, so... When do you start?

We're still working out

the details.

Soon, though, I hope.

Good. 'Cause I can't keep

giving you an allowance.

Did you take care of

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