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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.

Director:

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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Details

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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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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Engrossing
4 September 1999 | by ArkaanSee all my reviews

This movie is a difficult one to watch, but well worth it. The sex scenes have been handled with tact. This is an honest look at the marriage between a relatively stable man, and a definitely unbalanced woman. Though it's Terrence Stamp's performance that is the best, Sheffer and Lee give moving and audacious performances in this unique love story.

The music is amazing. It works so well in the film, and it hightens the mood of the movie very well.

Not everyone will like it. A film about adult sexuality, where sex isn't portrayed in a cartoonish "teenage" way, is a daring idea. But it works beautifully.


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