Bliss (1997)

bliss-movie-poster-1996-1020211035By Scott Goldfine

Craig Sheffer plays a young businessman who discovers he may be in over his head after he marries a psychologically damaged woman (Sheryl Lee) in this moving, uncommonly provocative drama. Desperate to save his failing marriage, the new husband persuades a sex therapist (the always wonderful Terence Stamp) to tutor him in order to help him heal his wife.

This bold film intelligently explores love’s limits while celebrating its power. Also stars Spalding Gray and Leigh Taylor-Young. Rated R.

GRADE: A+

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