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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.

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Lance Young

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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 ... 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

Gross USA:

$294,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,064
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Special Thanks to INDIA. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some more explicit shots were omitted from the sex scenes to earn an "R" rating, replacing the MPAA's previous "NC-17" rating. See more »


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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beautiful
6 June 2004 | by plantwaterSee all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this movie. I rented it to watch alone, my wife out of town for the weekend, and I am definitely going to get her to watch it with me when she comes home. There were a few scenes that strained my ability to believe, such as when the main character would attempt to advise strangers, but they ended up really just providing humorous relief. I can't really imagine the modern practice of Balthazar's profession as presented in this movie, but everything else was intuitively spot-on. The movie is erotic, but even more importantly, it is a richly layered love story, one that I personally, really became invested in emotionally. There aren't too many movies that focus on the relationship within marriage, and give powerful hope for the unimaginable possibilities within it. Bliss definitely does this. It's very real, and I thought the acting was excellent. Perhaps I'm easily moved, but I found myself sitting close to the screen, fully emotionally locked into the script. My grade? A-


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