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Bliss (2021)

Drama | SciFi 
Rayting:   5.3/10 12533 votes
Country: USA
Language: English

A mind bending love story following Greg who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is a computer simulation.

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sxsxndnf 26 February 2021

On the morning November 26th, 2019, my parents found their son, and my youngest brother dead to his addiction to "bliss."

To be clear; I didn't want to watch this film. I'm glad I did. My brother was an alcoholic and a drug addict for the better part of 13 years, starting not long after he graduated high school. He had long a beautiful seasons of sobriety during this time. But most of these years were ruled fraught with relapse, jail, court, broken hearts, and cautiously optimistic hope.

In his last trip into the land of bliss, not long before his death, meth had truly taken him to different worlds, though I must say here that none of them struck me as anything more than a nightmare.

I'm not sure that the world Jason sought looked like the one in this movie, but I know he first traveled there to escape the pain he felt deep inside. Loss of child hood friends, contemplating his own identity as an adopted son (With us from birth mind you), and the battle in his own mind as a baby carried to term by a drug addict herself.

Along with my tribute, I'll add that I'm grateful to have seen a glimpse of what his world might have been like. It was terrible and helpful. This movie is unsettling every step of the way if you love someone who is or was battling an addiction. You'll probably only watch this once, or maybe never. But there is no doubting that it was a worthy venture to tell a difficult story that resembles the lives of those trapped by drugs and maybe even more importantly, us who live as ghosts in the lives of those we love. Sorry to anyone else who knows this pain.

Love you. Miss you. D.

Gordon-11 6 April 2021

This film makes you see drug use very differently. It brings in the user's perspective, and makes a compelling point as to why they keep using it. It is a thought provoking story, but told in a non-depressing manner.

anduman 9 February 2021

The review title contains the two films that blew my mind as much as this one did.

This film explores and exploits the idea of the unreliable narrator to the maximum. It poses questions, answers them, but then takes away the answers.

It keeps the two far sides of the possibility so precisely balanced and strong, that you could tie a string in-between, and the tension would be literally palpable. The tension that keeps guessing and wondering the entire film, until the Very Last Second.

It is incredibly dystopian but also utopian at the same time, and you can't help but feel for the unluckiest guy in the world, who might know the absolute truth.

frankie-08908 6 February 2021

Those who marketed this movie made a huge mistake. They gave a high expectation of a Syfy type movie. I watched this movie with exactly that in mind and it left me lost and confused. I really believe it's because of the lasting impression the marketing left on me.

It took me just about past the midway point of the movie I started to realize it wasn't about Syfy at all. It's about drug addiction, the mentally disabled, and homelessness. The moment I recognized this, I had a better impression of the movie. Having a career in LE in a city I experienced many with those difficulties. It's easy to criticize the homeless or dismiss them, but if you had a better understanding of the issues they're having mentally your feelings would change. And I think this movie did a good job putting the viewer inside the mind of an addict/mentally ill person. I only wish those in charge of the marketing would have done a better job.

With having a better understanding of the movie, the actors did a great job.

neil-43355 7 February 2021

Whatever impression the trailers or your film guide have given you - this movie is not a Sci-Fi movie - its a simple story about how a man can simply drop out of society because of things happening outside his control, and the challenges faced by homeless addicts with with mental health issues, top acting and a decent story and far better than a lot of the dross that has been unleashed on a disappointed public during the pandemic.

DebraIonaVogel 31 March 2021

My husband and I sat down to watch this "sci-fi" movie and, for more than a few minutes, were blinking and what-ing until finally-FINALLY we got it.

Our protagonist in one of the first scenes pops a few hydrocodones. Clue. His daughter is looking for him, his son seems angry and asks, "What's it going to be this time? His shoulder? Leg? His back?" Clue that went right over our heads.

Selma shows up and it starts becoming clear. She represents, personifies, addiction. He meets her and goes off to bliss, but every time he comes back to reality it's darker and dirtier. Is it a simulation or stimulation brought on by these weird "crystals"?

Some unnecessary brain machine sequence threw us for a minute, but the clues are everywhere screaming the real point.

This is a brilliant movie that I won't spoil anymore. It's so well done, so subtle but also is quite clearly telling us what happens when you chase, or try to, keep chasing the euphoria of that first drug-fueled bliss.

I'm going to watch it again, now that I know what it's really about. One can be sitting in an alley, filthy...but the minute the drug hits the bloodstream everything is Utopia.

Bravo filmmakers. Truly. Bravo!

carlg-20179 10 February 2021

Anyone that has been an addict or knows someone that is will appreciate this movie. This one hit really close to home for me since I have a family member with addiction issues.

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