Perfect Sense

Perfect Sense

DVD - 2012
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Susan is a scientist whose research has caused her to neglect virtually everything else in her life, including love. That is until she meets Michael, a talented chef, and suddenly everything starts to change, not just in Susan's life, but in the entire world. While Susan and Michael are experiencing new and unforeseen depths of feeling, all around the globe a new epidemic is causing people to lose their sensory perceptions.
Publisher: [United States] : MPI Home Video, 2012
ISBN: 9780788614934
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 30, 2018

Actors Ewan McGregor and Eva Green give strong performances as imperfect people. They find each other and tentatively enter a relationship. He's a chef. She's an epidemiologist investigating an apparent plague where people gradually lose all their senses. Have they found love? Is love enough when senses of smell, taste, ... are lost? It's an interesting concept. I would have liked the film more if it weren't for the heavy-handed narration that unnecessarily tries to explain everything to us. The filmmaker (David Mackenzie) should have had more faith in his audience.

Jun 14, 2017

A smart, original, even beautiful film.

Mar 19, 2017

Movie has really good actors,but there is to much narrative and not enough explanation of how and why the epidemic started and ended.This made the movie very long and boring.Waste of 2 really good actors abilities.

Nov 01, 2016

One of the strongest films ever made. Strong contemporary parallel to the flood in the Old Testament. The sins of greed, oppression, war, addiction---and the destructive power of earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear plant melt-downs pale in comparison to the collective loss of our precious senses. Makes you think.

Oct 14, 2016

I liked it despite being a bit drawn out at times. The cover, which I did not read prior to watching, would have put me off. 'Apocalyptic romance'...not IMO "A profound appreciation of what it means to be alive', yes. I do so like McGregor! Not impressed with the female lead. Love the Glasgow location, especially his visit to the Necropolis ( a must for any Glasgow visit.) I could probably watch it again in time & like the primary belief, life goes on. There were many underlying themes.

Jul 13, 2016

Not your typical Hollywood romance drama. I was totally disappointed. I think if every person lost all their senses the world would come to an end, life would just not be plausible. Besides that it was extremely slow & did not have a plot. Aside from the 'lesson' (we take our senses for granted) it just ends, period. I wouldn't waste my time.

Aug 26, 2015

“Perfect Sense” follows a scientist named Susan and a chef named Michael as they meet under unlikely circumstances. Susan and Michael begin a romance, but their happiness is short-lived. Across the globe, a mysterious virus is striking down millions of people, causing them to slowly lose their five senses. Susan and Michael become infected, and must try to retain their relationship as the world falls apart around them.

“Perfect Sense” is an incredibly intense and provocative movie. Its plotline is incredible, and perfectly blends romance, tragedy, and science fiction together. Unfortunately, it is rather slow in pace, and its ‘happy ending build up’ is disappointing. This film is also unbelievably depressing, but that is expected, given the nature of the plot and its messages. The characters are elegant and beautifully written, and the actors and actresses’ talents truly shine in “Perfect Sense”. The cinematography is also wonderful, and while the colour scheme is rather bleak, it adds to the film’s sense of despair. The film has a very minimal soundtrack, and it instead makes use of narration and silence to help carry the plot and set the eerie mood of the film.

Overall, the author of this review recommends “Perfect Sense”. While it does have its flaws, it is still a highly intoxicating film that will make thrill audiences and make viewers reconsider their own lives. Due to graphic content and some nudity within in the film, the author of this review believes “Perfect Sense” to be suitable for ages sixteen and up.

Feb 27, 2015

This is the 2nd time I have seen this movie. Great way of seeing (pardon the pun) how we take our senses for granted.

Feb 07, 2015

Above-average trippy Euro-fare, with strong leads in McGregor and Green. Definitely worth a watch if you liked "Blindness" as it deals with similar implications.

Sep 02, 2014

The idea of this movie is brilliant. Not your typical Hollywood doomsday movie at all. Unfortunately the actual implementation is not the best. Very slow at times and needing a certain something else. I will give this movie 5 stars on originality. If you are into apocalyptic movies then this is a must watch. As for a chick flick, watch the notebook instead.

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Aug 17, 2014

Then there's the other movement going out to milk their cows...soldiers reporting for duty. Those who believe that life will go on somehow... or just don't know what else to do. People prepare for the worst... but hope for the best. They concentrate on the things that are important to them. All the things beyond fat and flour ...

Aug 17, 2014

Smell and memory were connected in the brain. Cinnamon might have reminded you of your grandmother's apron. The scent of cut hay could evoke a childhood fear of cows. Diesel oil might bring back memories of your first ferry crossing. Without smell, an ocean of past images disappears.


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