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Movie Meetup: The Trouble With Bliss

Submitted by on March 10, 2012 – 2:05 PM19 Comments

Edited 3/7 to add: tickets on sale now, clickety click oo-ahhhh!

I'm juuuuust about ready to start watching movies again; why not start with The Trouble With Bliss! Produced by the Couch Baron and starring Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, Peter Fonda, Brie Larson, and others, TTWB is the story of the "unraveling" life of Morris Bliss (Hall). It's playing at the Village East, so let's go watch it — and then talk about it over drinks with CB, while possibly winning autographed swag from the production! Dig the trailer right here!

So: the whens. Is Saturday 3/24 or Sunday 3/25 better for you guys? We'd see a 3:30 show, then go around the way for pints/coffee somewhere close by. The Village East site is here; check your calendars and vote!

The Trouble With Bliss: Which date works better?

  • Saturday March 24 (76%, 13 Votes)
  • Sunday March 25 (24%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Your ticket stub may get you a discount on a beverage; it will definitely enter you in a drawing for autographed loot; and even if you can't go to the movie (other plans; film is your sworn enemy; whatevski), you should totally come and hang out after. I'll put together other TN meetups in the future, too, and in other cities, so if you miss this one, don't be too sad-face.

Also! Come up with a cute punny name for these TN hangs and win a $10 Amazon gift card!

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  • Daniel says:

    Tomeeto Nation!

  • MinglesMommy says:

    The Couch Baron produced?? How awesome!

  • polly says:


    Congratulations! How cool!

  • Seankgallagher says:

    I would love to go to the movie then, but I have to work. However, the Village East isn't far from where I work, and if you gather near there and are still going strong between 5:30 and 6, I will stop by. If nothing else, it'll be nice to see you and Couch Baron again.

  • Caitlin says:

    Sad that I'm out of town that weekend but hope it will be playing for a while. I will certainly buy a ticket to, in part, pay Couch Baron back for introducing me to two of my favorite shows – Veronica Mars and Terriers. Congratulations on the movie!

  • Meri says:

    Ketchup with the Nation!….. Anyone? No? Fine, I'll take my lame puns elsewhere…

    I'd love to come, but Alaska to New York is a bit far for a night out.

  • Jen S 1.0 says:

    Sqeee! Oh, if only I didn't work on the opposite coast! Congrats, Couch Baron!

  • Couch Baron says:

    Thanks, you guys! Sarah won't be able to do meet-ups all over the country (or WILL she? No, she really won't) but the film will be available everywhere in one medium or another. I don't want to tie up the comments but you can email me directly at with any questions.

  • Miss Elisa says:

    @Meri -My exact first thought. Ketchup!

  • Reader Gretchen says:

    I was thinking about punny names and I stumbled across hundreds of tomato varieties.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    @RG, I was thinking that if we ever did a TN speed-dating night, I could call it Early Girl/Best Boy.

  • Colin says:

    I'm trying to find my way to a "meetsteak tomato" pun that doesn't make me cringe, but I just can't seem to get there. Sigh. (Also, I just discovered that the species name for the tomato literally means "wolf peach." Um, awesome.)

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    @Colin: It DOES? That is great intel.

  • Colin says:

    Lycopersicum. True story! For further reading.

  • Jen S 1.0 says:

    Well, that settles it, Sars; you have to start a band. "Ketchup With Beefsteak Tomato and the Wolf Peaches" is too cool a name not to be used.

  • Wehaf says:

    I'm in the Midwest, so I can't make it. But I vote for 'Tomato Congregation' as a meet-up name.

  • Chisom says:

    Hi Sars, has the date been finalized? Since 3/24 got the most votes, can I assume the meetup will take place then?

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    I'll post an announcement later today, but yes, you can put 3/24 in your calendar.

  • Profreader says:

    This sounds fantastic. And congratulations to Couch Baron.

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