Two very different worlds exist in Bliss, the latest from writer/director Mike Cahill.
Life wasn’t going well for Greg. He was divorced and scattered, very close to losing both his job and his daughter. So when a strange woman introduces herself at a bar he’s open to her assertion that there’s a better world he can go to, and as a bonus, it’s actually the real world. When he wakes up in this supposed paradise it seems like everything she said was true, but questions about which world is real and which is a simulation gnaw at him.
Twisted premises like these are Cahill’s bread and butter, so even though Bliss is hard to wrap your head around, he’s a filmmaker that could actually pull it off. He made a name for himself with the literal eye as a window to your soul movie I Origins and a different film about the appearance of a potential alternate reality Another Earth, so yeah, this sort of thing is right up his alley.
He’s working with more high profile actors than he has before in Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek, whose faces should help draw people to this strange story. Whether they will get lost in it, well, that remains to be seen.
Bliss is directed by Mike Cahill and stars Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, and Nesta Cooper. It will be released in the US on Amazon Prime on February 5th, 2021. For international release dates, click here.
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