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Bliss (2021)

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A mind-bending love story following Greg who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is a computer simulation.

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Mike Cahill

Writer:

Mike Cahill
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Greg Wittle
Salma Hayek ... Isabel Clemens
Nesta Cooper ... Emily Wittle
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Arthur Wittle
Ronny Chieng ... Kendo
Steve Zissis ... Bjorn
Joshua Leonard ... Cameron (as Josh Leonard)
Madeline Zima ... Doris
Bill Nye ... Chris
Slavoj Zizek ... Slavoj Zizek
DeRon Horton ... Liang
Eugene Young ... Bartender
Dayne Catalano ... Fast Food Clerk
Adam William Zastrow Adam William Zastrow ... Dougie
Lora Lee ... Destiny
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Storyline

Bliss is a mind-bending love story following Greg (Owen Wilson) who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel (Salma Hayek), a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is just a computer simulation. Doubtful at first, Greg eventually discovers there may be some truth to Isabel's wild conspiracy.

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Taglines:

Chase something real.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content, language, some sexual material and violence | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When Isabel unloads the revolver on Kendo she tosses it to the ground and checks Kendo's back left pocket for blue crystals. When she appears in the next frame, she is holding the revolver again in her right hand. See more »

Quotes

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Greg Wittle: [narrating] I have a picture in my head of a place. Home. A woman. I don't know if any of it is real. But it has a feeling. And the feeling's real.
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You and I
Written by Will Bates
Performed by Will Bates featuring Skye Edwards
Courtesy of Fall on Your Sword
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Wrongly Advertised
6 February 2021 | by frankie-08908See all my reviews

Those who marketed this movie made a huge mistake. They gave a high expectation of a Syfy type movie. I watched this movie with exactly that in mind and it left me lost and confused. I really believe it's because of the lasting impression the marketing left on me.

It took me just about past the midway point of the movie I started to realize it wasn't about Syfy at all. It's about drug addiction, the mentally disabled, and homelessness. The moment I recognized this, I had a better impression of the movie. Having a career in LE in a city I experienced many with those difficulties. It's easy to criticize the homeless or dismiss them, but if you had a better understanding of the issues they're having mentally your feelings would change. And I think this movie did a good job putting the viewer inside the mind of an addict/mentally ill person. I only wish those in charge of the marketing would have done a better job.

With having a better understanding of the movie, the actors did a great job.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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