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Finding Bliss Reviews

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
May 31, 2010
Like the most blithering chick flicks, Finding Bliss obnoxiously and misleadingly wants to have its cake and get eaten too.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Nick Schager
Time Out
June 2, 2010
What's limper than a self-referential indie about an aspiring filmmaker struggling to make a movie? One set in the superdirty porn industry!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Peikert
New York Press
June 4, 2010
Writer-director Julie Davis has no idea what she wants to say and spends a ridiculous amount of time not saying it.
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
August 31, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
June 2, 2010
A tone-deaf motion picture that sours a perfectly ripe opportunity to slap around the world of porn, forgoing satire to make googly eyes with characters unworthy of such warm contemplation.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Prairie Miller
May 28, 2010
You know a porn romance is in trouble when the biggest shocker is Jesse James as himself caught finding his bliss in a fully clothed surprise cameo at an AVN Adult Entertainment Awards gala. Movie Verdict: Get a room. Or better yet, the entire hotel.
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
June 1, 2010
It is particularly painful to watch Sobieski -- whose unnervingly symmetrical, Botticelli face and supernatural poise can't help but hold the screen -- put through the paces of Davis's almost unbearably labored script.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
June 4, 2010
A mishmash of a romantic comedy with one of the weakest and most unbelievable scripts of the year so far.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 4, 2010
A mildly funny, stereotype-stuffed comedy about a straight-laced aspiring filmmaker who is forced to go to work for a producer of adult films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 4, 2010
Isn't especially funny. Nor is it sexy, despite flashes of nudity and fleeting glimpses of Grind's works in progress.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jesse Hassenger
June 3, 2010
fails to provide insight into the porn industry, filmmaking, or basic human behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
June 3, 2010
Posing big questions about love and sex and work, this cartoonish rom-com is far more conventional than it wants to be.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
June 3, 2010
Call it the Frozen Assets Rule: If the one-joke premise of a comedy is accompanied -- or begs to be accompanied -- by the sound of a record scratching, avert your eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
June 4, 2010
An idealistic East Coast film school grad encounters the L.A. porn business in this witless low-budget comedy. More exit-rated than X-rated, it's pretty limp.
Kam Williams
June 6, 2010
A steamy sitcom which could have benefitted immeasurably from less carnality in favor of character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ronnie Scheib
June 8, 2010
Davis sustains a steady level of soft humor throughout, thanks to her heroine's inexhaustible shockability and the palpable charm of the other thesps.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
June 14, 2010
The supporting players, including Kristen Johnston as Grind's wise production head, Denise Richards as Jody's movie's gentle leading lady and Jamie Kennedy as a sweet but dense porn actor, also deftly rise to the occasion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
June 8, 2010
A romantic comedy with an edge born out of desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Harvey S. Karten
May 20, 2010
An unpretentious, autobiographical movie exploiting the director's own experiences in the porn film industry.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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