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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.


Mike Cahill


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


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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Chase something real.


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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Did You Know?


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 »


[first lines]
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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User Reviews

Amazing film! Bad marketing.
5 February 2021 | by dtraniSee all my reviews

The way you react to this film depends on how you view two things: Drugs and Homelessness.

The trailer is very misleading as you may accidentally mistaken it for a sci-if thriller. It's not a thriller and can be very disappointing when you go through the film at first. Whoever developed the trailer did not market it well and is very upsetting. But if you sit back and experience it with no expectations, the film is actually very good. Our two main talented actors do a really good job of portraying these unique character and really give you a sense of who they are and what they are experiencing. As of the time of this review, the film was just recently released and already is having mixed reviews. It's a story inspired by real situations told in a unique and thought-provoking way. Which is why it really depends on your thoughts and views on the real world issues this is based on. It may come across as controversial in some ways but speaks some truth that isn't spoken enough about in the mainstream. The ending was super good and doesn't leave you upset or unsatisfied like some films like to do. Very solid and deserves more credit. Although, whoever was in charge of marketing did not do a good job.

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Release Date:

5 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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