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Craig Sheffer, Sheryl Lee, Terence Stamp and Spalding Gray star in this audaciously honest look at sexual intimacy and emotional risk. On his wedding day, Joseph (Craig Sheffer) nervously admits that his wife (Sheryl Lee) is not quite like other women. But his beautiful bride is more than just the "impulsive, compulsive, obsessive" woman he thinks he knows. And when Joseph discovers she is hiding troubling secrets, it sends them both on a sexual odyssey that will either destroy or redeem their relationship. Erasing all boundaries between sex, love and commitment, "'Bliss' may be one of the most daring and explicit films ever made." (William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 13
- Fresh: 6
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 5.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Writer/director Lance Young is so relentlessly solemn ... that some viewers may giggle.
This is a well written and acted drama. Although the subject matter may not appeal to everyone, the performances of the leading actors, especially Sheryl Lee, is outstanding. Well worth the price of admission. I often feel movies like this have dumb endings, but in this case, I even liked the ending.
married? you will find it fascinating
I hadn't heard about this movie before buying it, and I would not recommend it to just anyone. Instead, someone who has dealt with the emotional issues addressed in Bliss should find it full of reality-based snapshots to which you can relate perfectly. Intense, moving film.
What a great surprise!
This is a little treasure of a movie. From the title and the blurb you might think it's going to be a B erotica movie. It's anything but. It is a study of intimacy; how sex without intimacy can be full of lies, and how courage and trust are at the foundation of real intimacy.
While quiet, the movie has surprises in character development that propel it along a powerful arc. (I do not want to give away anything.) The sexual scenes are tasteful, comfortable and essential to the storyline . And the acting is perfectly underplayed by all.
It is a movie worth seeing again!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1997
- © 1997 Triumph Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.