Mutluluk (Bliss)
Mutluluk (Bliss) (2009)

Three people meet under unlikely circumstances and change each other's lives in this Turkish drama from director Abdullah Oguz. When an unmarried teenage girl is believed by her family to have given up her virginity, she is ordered to… More

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Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

his is just unabashed melodrama, complete with mustachioed villain and wicked stepmother and wronged heroine and rescuing hero, all tied up in a love story sweet enough to make Hollywood blush.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Sadly, the story leans toward the melodramatic and the conflict is too conveniently resolved.

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Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A powerful tale of two young people relying on the kindness of a disenchanted professor to escape the vendetta of a backward Turkish village. Based on a novel by one of Turkey's greatest progressive minds.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

While the story is a dark and difficult one, the players in this morality tale are bathed in light and lost within breathtaking landscapes thanks to director of photography Mirsad Herovic.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

However streamlined, this consistently gripping, visually intoxicating film stands as a landmark of contemporary Turkish cinema.

Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

A powerful and absorbing drama, built upon strong production values and heartbreakingly authentic performances.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Director Abdullah Oguz gives us lots of nice scenery, but the simplistic story and characters strain credibility. What's more, the climactic plot turn is as hokey as it gets.

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Nicolas Rapold
Time Out New York

The movie could use more genuinely thorny moments, like when a bikini-clad student visits the prof and his flustered fugitives. Instead, Bliss gets a cheapening thriller climax that presses the cruel family patriarch into villain duty.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

An engrossing, tender and compelling drama boasting exquisite cinematography and a radiant performance by the beautiful Ozgu Namal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Hard subject, but easy movie to watch. Difficult to understand the 'old world' mentality regarding women....but that is the charm of the movie as I… More
Walter M.
"Bliss" starts with the prone body of Meryem(Ozgu Namal) being discovered at the side of a lake after she has been raped and left for dead. To punish… More
Leo L
An interesting story plot that follows the plight of a young woman whose life forever changes after a horrific experience while out herding sheep. She is… More