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Release Date: June 6th, 1997

DVD Release Date: February 11th, 2003

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Little about marriage is blissful for newlyweds Joseph (Craig Sheffer) and Maria (Sheryl Lee) -- especially the sex. Maria has never had an orgasm with him. They both see a therapist (Spalding Gray) who doesn't seem to help much. This becomes evident when Joseph discovers that Maria has been seeing a very hands-on sex therapist, Baltazar (Terence Stamp), on the sly. Joseph is crushed -- but after confronting them, he is surprised to find himself joining them on their journey.

Cast: Craig Sheffer, Sheryl Lee, Terence Stamp, Casey Siemaszko, Spalding Gray, Leigh Taylor-Young, Lois Chiles, Blu Mankuma

Director: Lance Young

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The result is infotainment dressed up as an art flick. Turkish society is fascinatingly complex and its East/West tensions give rise not to easy allegories but to hard ambiguities. To explore that truth, read any novel by Orhan Pamuk. To escape it, watch Bliss. show more

  • Director Abdullah Oguz gives us lots of nice scenery, but the simplistic story and characters strain credibility. What's more, the climactic plot turn is as hokey as it gets. show more

  • Just as key to the movie's impact are its well-acted scenes of heart-wrenching emotion, although some stray perilously close to melodrama. show more

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