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Bliss is a mind-bending love story following Greg (Owen Wilson) who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel (Salma Hayek), a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is just a computer simulation.
Doubtful at first, Greg eventually discovers there may be some truth to Isabel’s wild conspiracy.
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- Owen Wilson as Greg Wittle
- Salma Hayek as Isabel Clemens
- Madeline Zima as Doris
- Nesta Cooper as Emily Wittle
- Kosah Rukavina as Emily Wittle
- Joshua Leonard as Cameron
- Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Arthur Wittle
- Ronny Chieng as Kendo
- Steve Zissis as Bjorn
- Bill Nye as Chris
A peculiar little throwback to late-90s Sci-Fi with a subtle Noirish vibe (Or maybe it just reminded me of Dark City in a weird way)? Kind of felt like a small budget indie film, but with two A-listers somewhere in the 2nd act of their careers. Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek are both very likeable people/actors, so that made for easy viewing + the pleasant scenery.
Oddly enough, after recently putting in about 160 hours on Cyberpunk 2077, a large portion of this movie felt right out of Cyberpunk 2077, glitches an’ all. It was like watching a side-story based around two of the homeless NPCs that wander around in that game. In fact, the whole thing is maybe based around a type of braindance circumstance ???
The movie as a whole came off more like a good episode of a Sci-Fi show that takes on various Sci-Fi subject matter per episode, i.e., Black Mirror.
Also, I’m not entirely sure if this movie was a complete bait-n-switch and it was all about one thing masked in something else, or if it was about both things equally and/or separately. Was it all social commentary? Idk.
Peculiar. Interesting. Not a bad watch.