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Bliss (1997)

A newly married happy couple visits a sex therapist to determine why the wife can't achieve an orgasm with her husband. This causes a horrific suppressed memory to emerge and she becomes more and more distant.

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Lance Young

Writer:

Lance Young
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sheffer ... Joseph
Sheryl Lee ... Maria
Terence Stamp ... Baltazar
Casey Siemaszko ... Tanner
Spalding Gray ... Alfred
Leigh Taylor-Young ... Redhead
Lois Chiles ... Eva
Blu Mankuma ... Nick
Ken Camroux-Taylor Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Hank (as Ken Camroux)
Pamela Perry Pamela Perry ... Dottie
Eli Gabay Eli Gabay ... Carlos
Molly Parker ... Connie
Hiro Kanagawa ... Doctor
Merrilyn Gann ... Motel Woman
Gillian Barber ... Therapist
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Storyline

Joseph and Maria are married for six months and Maria still has never had an orgasm with her husband. They begin to visit mysterious doctor Baltazar who teaches them how to reach ecstasy in sex. Written by Anonymous

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Love is only the beginning.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic sex scenes with strong sex-related dialogue, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au-delà du désir See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,547, 8 June 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$207,751, 29 June 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Some more explicit shots were omitted from the sex scenes to earn an "R" rating, replacing the MPAA's previous "NC-17" rating. See more »


Soundtracks

You Don't Own Me
Written by John Madara (as John Madera) & Dave White
Performed by Lesley Gore
Published by Unichappell Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Mercury Records by arrangement with PolyGram Film and Television Licensing
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sublime
7 January 2007 | by laurasfetaSee all my reviews

I see this movie on TV...For three times. I was touched. It is a masterpiece...

I am a psychotherapist and first of all, I am a soul of a woman. I would recommended " Bliss " to my patients. I am sure that only special people can really feel this movie.

I felt every touch between Joseph and Maria. First time when I see it, I was fall in love with Craig Sheffer. His performed was exceptionally also the Sheryl Lee performed. It is rich in sensuality and emotions.

I cannot find the right words...This movie are worth watching. Moreover, feel it! I will try to find more movies like this one. However, I think it does not exist.


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