Finding Bliss
Finding Bliss (2009)

An award-winning film school graduate is forced to confront her sexual hang-ups when she makes the move to Los Angeles and reluctantly becomes an editor at a profitable pornography studio. Jody Balaban (Leelee Sobieski) is a 25-year-old… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 1, 2009
DVD Release Date: August 3, 2010
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A romantic comedy with an edge born out of desperation.

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Ronnie Scheib

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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Scott Tobias
AV Club

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.

Kam Williams

A steamy sitcom which could have benefitted immeasurably from less carnality in favor of character development.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Isn't especially funny. Nor is it sexy, despite flashes of nudity and fleeting glimpses of Grind's works in progress.

Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

Posing big questions about love and sex and work, this cartoonish rom-com is far more conventional than it wants to be.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A mishmash of a romantic comedy with one of the weakest and most unbelievable scripts of the year so far.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
I actually kind of liked this movie. It could easily have been a teen raunch film, but it still had enough heart and warmth in it to make it be a romantic… More
Christopher Haskell
Consider Finding Bliss a tasteful adult film, which is what the characters are striving to make in the film. Unlike most films portraying adult entertainment,… More
Walter M.
In "Finding Bliss," Jody Balaban(Leelee Sobieski) graduates near the top of her class at NYU film school and has high expections for her career as a… More
Doctor Strangeblog
<i>"Are you two the fluffers?"</i> <i>"No, we're the Balabans."</i> A better lighthearted stab at developing… More
Mark Abell
A silly bit of fluff that actually proved to be more entertaining than this viewer expected. Disappointing, in that the situation depicted in the cover photo… More