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Finding Bliss (2009)

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A romantic comedy that explores the adult film industry through the eyes of an idealistic 25 year-old award winning film school grad.

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Julie Davis

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leelee Sobieski ... Jody Balaban
Matthew Davis ... Jeff Drake (as Matt Davis)
Denise Richards ... Bliss / Laura
DonnaMarie Recco ... Kathleen (as Donnamarie Recco)
Jamie Kennedy ... Dick Harder
Kristen Johnston ... Irene Fox
Mircea Monroe ... Sindi
P.J. Byrne ... Gary
Caroline Aaron ... Debra Balaban
Tim Bagley ... Alan Balaban
Christa Campbell ... Kato
Mr. Marcus ... Jake B. Bigg (as Marcus J. Spencer)
Sammi Hanratty ... Little Jody
Stormy Daniels ... Stormy Daniels
Garry Marshall ... Garry Marshall
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Storyline

Jody has arrived in Hollywood, fresh out of a New York film school with student awards in hand, and ready to get her film made. Problem is Jody can't get a job and can't get anybody to read her script. The only job Jody can get is as an editor at a porn production company. Still determined to get her film made, Jody attempts to use the studio's facilities, but the repercussions if she gets caught, might be more than she can handle. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines:

A Comedy about the Ups & Downs of Love and the Ins & Outs of Sex See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue and nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Az öröm nyomában See more »

Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,115, 6 June 2010

Gross USA:

$6,783

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,783
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Originally developed as an original series at Showtime in 2004. See more »

Quotes

Little Jody: [at the dinner table] Daddy... what's a blowjob?
Jody Balaban: [cut to Little Jody over her father's lap, screaming as he gives her a spanking]
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Jody Balaban: I couldn't say "blowjob" for *ten years* after that - let alone *give* one.
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Slippin to the Side
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Performed by Danica Rozelle
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Hollywood soft-core missing ingenuity, heart and real humour
26 August 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"Finding Bliss" is just a middle-of-the-road, soft-core film about a young film-maker struggling to succeed in Hollywood. Unfortunately it doesn't play out much better than just a student film itself.

It begins with every cliché and plot advance you expect to find in a chick flick. Our heroine has struggled with finding romance because she wears glasses and a ponytail. It doesn't matter that Leelee Sobieski is one of the most beautiful women on the planet, glasses and a ponytail equates with ugly. When she arrives in Hollywood the only place she can find a job is at a porn production company. We then succeed with every porn-associated joke done before. "He directed Charlie's Angels?!" our heroine asks incredulously, the response: "No, he directed Charlie's Anals". Don't worry, there's a lot more jokes along those lines.

This film really doesn't do anything wrong. The characters are fine, the actors are all cute, the storyline is engaging enough and it flows quickly. But they did all of that with over-used and tiresome jokes that just aren't that funny anymore. Every turn in the plot was telegraphed so clearly that the few inventive elements were completely predictable and expected. I found "Finding Bliss" to just be a Hollywood-reflective soft-core film that is not nearly as insightful as it was supposed to be.


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