Writer/Director: Mike Cahill
Starring: Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Bill Nye, Nesta Cooper, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
I always get excited when I’m watching a movie and feel like I’ve never this story before. It’s all the more disappointing when an original concept doesn’t quite pan out. Thus is the case for Bliss. Owen Wilson finds himself down on his luck as Greg Wittle. He loses his job at a place called Technical Difficulties and is still going through the complications of a divorce and a daughter wanting a stronger connection with her father. Salma Hayek’s character Dr. Isabel Clemens is that very stranger at a bar who initiates conversation and reveals she has some sort of telekinetic powers. What’s even stranger is the notion that she looks just like the woman Greg has been sketching in a series of fantasy getaway drawings. She proceeds to tell him nothing around him is real and that everything is part of a larger simulation.
Here’s my review