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It may not be a great movie, but Bliss could be one of the greatest marriage-boosters ever filmed. This curious drama fits into the too-familiar form of the "therapy movie," but it's acted with intensity by a committed (and rather brave) trio. Craig Sheffer plays an uptight Seattle husband who discovers his neurotic wife (Sheryl Lee) visiting a radical doctor (Terence Stamp) who has sex--therapeutically--with his patients. After briefly flipping out, Sheffer finds himself buying into the doctor's remedies for a sexual and emotional make-over. The silky-smooth Stamp is perfectly cast: with his enthusiasm for chakras and fine cigars, the doctor is both spiritual guru and the kind of man who reads Playboy. The film veers into ridiculousness at times, yet there is something intriguing about its how-to frankness. Home viewers may find themselves embarrassed and maybe just a little bit liberated. --Robert Horton

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Craig ShefferJoseph
Sheryl LeeMaria
Terence StampBaltazar
Casey SiemaszkoTanner
Spalding GrayAlfred
Leigh Taylor-YoungRedhead
Lois ChilesEva
Blu MankumaNick
Molly ParkerConnie

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Lance Young
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 103 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 14, 1997
    EuropeAug 17, 1998
    JapanApr 23, 2003
    AustraliaNov 27, 1997
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 11, 2003
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