Owen Wilson stars as down-and-out Greg, a recently divorced dad who's struggling at his dead-end job and spends much of his days fantasising about an idyllic alternate reality - one that Salma Hayek's Isabel, an unnerving oddball with apparent telekinetic abilities, is able to transport him to with the help of a crystallised substance. Read on as we explain how to watch Bliss online, wherever you are in the world right now.
Release date: February 5, 2021
Director: Mike Cahill
Cast: Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Nesta Cooper, Madeline Zima, Bill Nye
Run time: 1 hour 43 minutes
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The world that Greg knows, as Isabel is able to demonstrate, is in fact an ugly simulation designed by Isabel herself in order to provoke a greater appreciation of the *real* world, in which she's not a homeless drug addict but a pioneering doctor, and Greg is a superior version of himself who could actually be happy.
And since nothing in the simulated world is real, there's nothing stopping Greg and Isabel from wreaking havoc on everyone and everything around them.
However, when the initial thrills wear off, Greg slowly begins to question his new reality, and just as his daughter Emily (Nesta Cooper) sucker-punches him back into the dimension he now thinks is simulated, Isabel insists that Emily isn't real and that her warnings are a trap.
But more and more of the ugly world starts to bleed into the world of bliss, and Greg finds himself trapped between the two, with some big decisions to make.
Part Matrix, part Brave New World, Mike Cahill's mind-bending, reality-distorting sci-fi fantasy offers some much-needed escapism, and best of all, watching the Prime Video exclusive couldn't be easier - just sign up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial (opens in new tab) and watch Bliss online from anywhere!
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How to watch Bliss and stream the new Amazon movie with Prime Video
Amazon and its Prime Video streaming platform have the exclusive global rights to Bliss, which you can watch online from Friday, January 5 with Prime Video at no extra cost. (opens in new tab)
Amazon's streaming service comes standard with any and all Amazon Prime memberships. You can famously get a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial (opens in new tab) before signing on in full, to see if its combination of top-notch entertainment, exclusive deals, and premium delivery is right for you.
If you decide you like it and want to keep it, Prime costs:
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- Australia: $6.99 per month or $59 for the year (opens in new tab)
Subscribers can access the service in web browsers, on smart TVs, iOS and Android smartphones/tablets, games consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X, streaming boxes and dongles like those made by Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV devices, Apple TV, as well as a number of compatible Blu-ray players.
How to watch Bliss from abroad
If you're a Prime Video subscriber but find yourself stuck abroad in a country where the service isn't available or you can't log-in as usual, that's probably down to geo-blocking restrictions.
Thankfully, help is at hand. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch Bliss no matter where you are, simply by changing your IP address to one that's back in your country of residence. Here's how to get started with this essential bit of streaming software.
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