Bliss brings together two fan favourites, Owen Wilson, and Salma Hayek in a mind-bending tale of alternate realities.
When I think of Owen Wilson, I always think comedies, but Bliss is definitely not that. He plays Greg, a recently divorced man trying to hold his life together. Following a chance meeting with the enchanting Isabel, she sets out proving to him that the drab, depressing, polluted world they are living in is not real and actually a simulation.
This feels like a ‘reverse Matrix’-where she is trying to plug Neo back in! Someone telling you that all the pain and sadness you know isn’t real and your real life is wonderful would be an intoxicating prospect, hard to resist but which reality is actually real?