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Finding Bliss (2009)

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A romantic comedy that explores the adult film industry through the eyes of an idealistic 25 year-old award winning film school grad.

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Jody Balaban
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Jeff Drake (as Matt Davis)
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Bliss / Laura
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Kathleen
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Dick Harder
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Irene Fox
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Sindi
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Gary
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Debra Balaban
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Alan Balaban
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Kato
Mr. Marcus ...
Jake B. Bigg (as Marcus J. Spencer)
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Little Jody
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Herself
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Himself
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Jody has arrived in Hollywood, fresh out of a New York film school with student awards in hand, and ready to get her film made. Problem is Jody can't get a job and can't get anybody to read her script. The only job Jody can get is as an editor at a porn production company. Still determined to get her film made, Jody attempts to use the studio's facilities, but the repercussions if she gets caught, might be more than she can handle. Written by napierslogs

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A Comedy about the Ups & Downs of Love and the Ins & Outs of Sex See more »

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue and nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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15 December 2011 (Netherlands)  »

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Az öröm nyomában  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,115 (USA) (4 June 2010)

Gross:

$6,783 (USA) (11 June 2010)
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Originally developed as an original series at Showtime in 2004. See more »

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Little Jody: [at the dinner table] Daddy... what's a blowjob?
Jody Balaban: [cut to Little Jody over her father's lap, screaming as he gives her a spanking]
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Jody Balaban: I couldn't say "blowjob" for *ten years* after that - let alone *give* one.
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Hollywood soft-core missing ingenuity, heart and real humour
26 August 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Finding Bliss" is just a middle-of-the-road, soft-core film about a young film-maker struggling to succeed in Hollywood. Unfortunately it doesn't play out much better than just a student film itself.

It begins with every cliché and plot advance you expect to find in a chick flick. Our heroine has struggled with finding romance because she wears glasses and a ponytail. It doesn't matter that Leelee Sobieski is one of the most beautiful women on the planet, glasses and a ponytail equates with ugly. When she arrives in Hollywood the only place she can find a job is at a porn production company. We then succeed with every porn-associated joke done before. "He directed Charlie's Angels?!" our heroine asks incredulously, the response: "No, he directed Charlie's Anals". Don't worry, there's a lot more jokes along those lines.

This film really doesn't do anything wrong. The characters are fine, the actors are all cute, the storyline is engaging enough and it flows quickly. But they did all of that with over-used and tiresome jokes that just aren't that funny anymore. Every turn in the plot was telegraphed so clearly that the few inventive elements were completely predictable and expected. I found "Finding Bliss" to just be a Hollywood-reflective soft-core film that is not nearly as insightful as it was supposed to be.


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