Bliss: Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek are going to bend your mind in this Prime Video movie

Fans of The Matrix should enjoy Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek's Bliss, one of a handful of exciting new movies coming to Amazon Prime Video in February.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 2 February 2021 - 6.44pm
Prime Video Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek in Bliss

Coming to Amazon Prime Video in February, fans of The Matrix should enjoy the trippy sci-fi of Bliss.

Missing cinemas and new movies to watch every month? Amazon Prime Video might be able to give you a fix over the coming months with loads of exciting new releases from romantic dramas (I Still Believe) and nail-biting action (Greenland) to the genre-busting sci-fi of Bliss.

Bringing together the talents of Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek and director Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Bliss looks perfect for anyone who enjoys mind-bending movies.

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What is Bliss about?

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Bliss stars Owen Wilson as Greg, whose life is turned upside down when he meets Isabel (Hayek), who reveals there is more to his world than meets the eye.

In the trailer, Isabel shows Greg how they are both capable of incredible feats such as moving objects with their minds, and she explains how the world he knew is a grey, drab simulation in a more colourful ‘real world’.

But as the lines are blurred between the two worlds, Greg suddenly faces a dark choice over where he wants to spend his future.

Here is the official synopsis for the film:

Bliss is a mind-bending love story that follows recently divorced Greg whose life is falling apart meets the enchanting Isabel, a woman who lives on the streets and is convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is not real. She believes they are living in an ugly, harsh world simulation inside of the beautiful, peaceful "real" world of bliss. Doubtful at first, Greg eventually discovers there may be some truth to Isabel’s wild conspiracy theory.

Who is in the cast of Bliss?

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Alongside Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek, the film also stars Madeline Zima, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. DeRon Horton, Joshua Leonard, Nesta Cooper, Steve Zissis, Dayne Catalano and TV scientist Bill Nye.

The film is Owen Wilson’s first in four years and marks the start of a busy year for the actor, who will also be appearing Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and alongside Jennifer Lopez in Marry Me.

He’ll also be joining the Marvel Universe as Mobius M Mobius in Disney + TV series Loki.

Watch Bliss if you enjoyed…

The Matrix, I Origins, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Watch the Bliss trailer

Bliss is available on Amazon Prime Video from February 5.

More new movies coming to Prime Video

Greenland – February 5

In the action-packed disaster-thriller, a family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races towards Earth. 

John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary.

Amid terrifying reports of cities around the world being levelled by the comet’s fragments, the Garritys experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. 

As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven

I Still Believe - February 12

This inspiring true-life story follows Jeremy Camp’s search for his artistic voice, leading him to his wildest professional dreams, as well as the love of his life. I Still Believe is an incredible story of musical stardom, the heights of love, the depths of loss, and the healing power of the human spirit. Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain and Gary Sinise.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things – February 12

A teenager contentedly living the same day in an endless loop gets his world turned upside down when he meets a girl who’s also stuck in the time warp. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how, and whether, to escape their never-ending day.

I Care A Lot – February 19

Poised with shark-like self-assurance, Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means.

It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business-partner and lover Fran (Eiza González) use with brutal efficiency on their latest 'cherry', Jennifer Peterson (Dianne Wiest) - a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family.

But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster (Peter Dinklage), Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play - one that’s neither fair, nor square.

Coming 2 America – March 5

The long-awaited sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy is nearly here. Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) returns, now the King of Zamunda, with his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) to embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that takes them around the globe from the lush and royal country of Zamunda to the borough of Queens, New York -- where it all began!