Without love there is nothing.
Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around them seems to be falling apart. A life-affirming look at what it means to love and be loved in turbulent times.
I'd like to personally thank The Artist Formerly Known As Del Boy for recommending me this very unique and lovely gem.
Both Ewan McGregor and Eva Green are excellent in the leads and share some amazing chemistry. Their relationship feels so raw and intimate, I'd be surprised if they didn't have feelings for each other in real life. They're astonishing as a couple in the midst of an outbreak. As interesting as the sci-fi element is, the love story works all by itself thanks to the two leads. There is so much emotion and care displayed on the screen and put into the picture that it really transcends. The script, the acting, the cinematography, the direction...all wonderfully brilliant and beautiful.…
Recommended to me on my Lend me your Heart list (which can be found here)
This film appeals to both the head and the heart and I love it for it.
I think most of us have wondered what it would be like to lose one of their senses. This film explores that notion by proxy of a global disease that causes you to lose your senses one by one. What I found very interesting is what this film's conclusion is to how we would respond to that. We would find a way to keep going and make sense of our lives, whether through art or routine. I found that a surprisingly plausible notion. It does touch upon our innate…
The director has an assured hand on the tiller which means his vision is absolutely realised, and the talented cast play to their absolute strengths with utter conviction which means the viewer can buy into the premise immediately and that scenes which may have come across as laughable are anything but. This is a film with heart which reaches out to the viewer (unlike the other recent sci fi film starring Eva Green, Clone/Womb which I reviewed yesterday, a film that kept an aloof cold aesthetic towards the viewer) by focusing on the small scale; the love affair between two flawed people, making the ultimate global tragedy all the more poignant.
But ultimately what you do come away with from this film is the incredible endurance of the human spirit.
David Mackenzie is one of those largely ignored British directors. His filmography is far from flawless (even his good films aren't perfect) but his films do deserve a bit more attention than they seem to receive. Young Adam, Hallam Foe and now Perfect Sense are three interesting, unusual, and accomplished movies that were undeservedly released with little fanfare. Perfect Sense is Mackenzie’s second collaboration with Ewan McGregor and the director seems able to challenge and get the best out of the actor.
Essentially an apocalyptic love story, Perfect Sense brilliantly captures how the world would react to the gradual loss of all our senses. It is a frightening prospect and Mackenzie captures both the sheer panic and the need to…
"I kind of loved it"
That's what my friend fellow Letterboxder Zach said when I asked him what he thought of this film. Well I kind of agree.
I didn't know much about the plot so I was mostly clueless about what I was about to watch. It didn't take long for the story to really grab me, and as it progressed I started noticing how beautifully shot the film is and the score is absolutely fantastic. It all plays into the great atomosphere you feel throughout which shows some talented people worked on this film.
The directing, acting, cinematography, and score are all top notch and there's just a certain beauty to what's on display. I won't talk about…
This was a huge surprise! Thanks to the letterboxd community (mostly Del Boy) for giving me the kick in the ass I needed to finally watch this. As a public health nerd, a fatalist, and a romantic, Perfect Sense is pretty much as good as it gets for me.
Unlike Contagion, which also deals with the outbreak of a mysterious and terrifying illness, Perfect Sense takes a decidedly grand-in-scale concept and makes it intensely personal. The illness is one that takes away human senses one by one. It is such a mysterious illness that epidemiologist Susan (Eva Green) and her team are always one step behind the pandemic. It is a beautifully told story of the end of the world,…
For whatever reason, the first time I tried to watch this I just could not get into it and bailed after about 20 minutes.
Something nagged at me about it though and so I decided to give it another look. I'm glad I did. It's a beautiful film about something that I find terrifying; the systematic loss of the five senses, but also the hope and will that's inherent in us to continue on as best we can.
From a half star rating to a 4 and a half star rating.
Because when I'm wrong, I'm wrong.
Okay, Ewan McGregor is one of my favorite actors ever, and I have a recent found love for Eva Green, so I`ll try very hard no to be biased.
Nonetheless, I think this film is really good. I wasn`t sure what to expect when I saw it was a romantic, sci-fi, drama. It`s fair to say that it surprised me in a pleasant way. The topic its really interesting and gives the film a clever way to carry its message: hold on to the things that really matter in life, live as if no one is looking.
The acting is wonderful, in more than one scene I was clanging to myself because I could sense their pain and could not…
I can't get over how beautiful this film is.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Nice premise but gets a little bland and uninteresting. I guess it was too sentimental for me -- the idea that the world will keep on going when every single person on the planet is deafblind is a bit too far-fetched for me to forget and be "lost in the moment" of the protags' reunion.
Still, very solid acting and a lovely score/narration. Neat film.
[Atlántida Film Fest 2013 #8]
A Fin de Torregrossa se le podía reprochar infinidad de cosas, pero al menos el tema de fondo que manejaba, aunque ya demasiado manoseado en estos tiempos, estaba bastante claro y bien definido (El fin del mundo como espejo del estado de una relación), y no expuesto sin la falta de rumbo y con las rídiculas ínfulas de gran alegoría amorosa de Perfect Sense, probablemente una imagen muy aproximada de lo que podría hacer Isabel Coixet si decidiera adentrarse en berenjenales Sci-Fi.
La pérdida de los sentidos no es mal motor para desarrollar una historia como la que Mackenzie quiere contar. De hecho es fácil imaginar la de jugosas situaciones dramáticas que podría generar y…
Una cosa es no tener muchos medios pero mantener la ambición y otra muy distinta caer en la más estrepitosa, chirriante y aburrida de las pretensiones. Lo malo es que alguna buena idea ya hay, malgastada en un conjunto cargante.
Es muy curioso ver como va cambiando la sociedad cuando la gente en masa empieza a perder un sentido, y de qué forma tan original lo hacen a veces, como afrontas el inicio de una relacion amorosa en un mundo que esta sufriendo esos cambios... y esa conclusión final y la forma de contarla... hay gente sin alma que dirá que es un final muy pasteloso pero a la mierda, es mú bonico ^^
Al leer la sinopsis me vino a la mente "A ciegas", pero nada que ver, esta no tiene nada del malrollismo de aquella.
Otro crimen que no se haya estrenado aquí esta peli de 2011, y eso que tiene a Ewan McGregor y Emma Green.
Es acabar de verla y desear salir al mundo a olerlo, tocarlo saborearlo, escucharlo. Es un precioso romance dentro de una inspiradora reflexión sobre las relaciones humanas que se esconde tras el disfraz de un apocalipsis global. Otra de esas historias que aprovechan un planteamiento fantástico para adentrarse en lo más humano. Sorpresaza.