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.
A provocative drama about sex, love, and trust, Bliss concerns Joseph and Maria, a young married couple whose relationship is in serious trouble. While they love each other, she has difficulty opening up to him, and, after six months of marriage, he makes the unhappy discovery that she's been unable to have an orgasm with him (though she's been willing to let him think otherwise). At work, he and his co-workers notice a steady stream of beautiful women visiting an apartment across the street; the scuttlebutt around the office is that some sort of shady sex therapist works out of the building. One day, Joseph is shocked to see Maria visiting the apartment, and he bursts in and demands to know what's happening. The apartment does indeed house an unlicensed sex therapist, who goes by the name of Balthazar, and, before long, Joseph realizes that his teachings are about the mind as much as the body, and that he's less concerned with orgasm than with "bliss," which he considers an emotional...Written by
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Written by Mindy Dalton
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Getting to the bottom of the wife's sexual problems.
O, man. Okay, first off I'm gonna just admit to you all here that I have a similar problem to one addressed in the film, a wife who by nature (or genetics or abuse, who knows) isn't very interested in sex. So, I got this movie for some insight cuz I can't afford a shrink. After watching this movie over and over, I'm no better off than when I started. My ultimate conclusion is that the film IS entertaining; Terence Stamp is one of the most interesting characters I've seen in a film. But the main thing that threw me off was there was something about half way through the film where it makes fun of itself...there is a montage of short scenes set to music where they show the patient going through the doctors exercises, and they set it up comical. If this film was made to make us aware of the tantric (hence the title BLISS), this part shoots the film in the foot. Also, Sheryl Lee over acts sometimes and I know she's playing a psycho but it served to throw my mind off again into thinking we're getting off track here. There was also something about the film that made it hard to follow. One of my fellow reviewers here said it was hard to watch and that is true. Like I said, I watched it repeatedly and I would be at work or something thinking about the film and there would be these big blank spots. I'd come home and go over these spots again and I'd still be like "uh....???".
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