Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
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 have not once ever heard about this movie. Then one day somebody on the Facebook page "Cinema Discussions" mentioned this in a comment and I LOVE me some Eva Green so I said why the hell not!. "Perfect Sense" is directed by David Mackenzie(never heard of him) and stars Ewan McGregor and Eva Green. Overall I really enjoyed this movie. It was quite fascinating actually.
The plot of the film is that it follows this strange couple(friends with benefits kind of) during a time where the entire human race is slowly losing all their senses(sight, tastes etc..) one by one. Each sense lost is preceded by a outbreak of a certain emotion.
+ Great acting
+ Awesome directing…
Susan is an epidemiologist, Michael is a chef. When the world is on the verge of its day of reckoning, they find each other. For some inexplicable reason Earth is being hit by global diseases: first, everybody loses their sense of smell, then their sense of taste, and so forth. Every hit is accompanied by an outburst of emotion (sadness, anger). As a viewer you soon see that hope is all gone; that we’re dealing here with something unfixable. ‘Perfect Sense’ simply shows the annihilation of society, but through the eyes of lovers who have to learn to deal with this wretched climate. Overly dramatized soundtracks, with many violins, guide us from the very first signs of this crisis up…
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…
Eva Green and Ewan McGregor are well cast as an epidemiologist and chef respectively, Michael (McGregor) taking his breaks from the kitchen in the alleyway behind the restaurant leading onto the apartments where Susan (Green) is living. Susan is asked to start working on the strange cases that are slowly appearing across the country (Scotland, the heart of the story is based in Glasgow) where people are becoming emotionally fraught for a short period, then a sudden switch to calmness and the loss of all smell.
They first meet by sharing cigarettes marking the cue for director David Mackenzie to take time introducing them to each other, carefully building the detailed nuances that help form the larger picture later on.…
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'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.…
πρωτεύοντα θηλαστικά και πέη μπλου. το ευάκι έχει στηθάρες.
No matter how great the leads are at imbuing certain scenes within the film with genuine emotion, there comes a point in this movie where it begins to read like a parody of a Von Trier work. It's just so over-the-top depressing that it becomes kind of funny.
I mean, there are some cool ideas and moments in Perfect Sense- the evolution of how we eat and drink after losing smell and taste is portrayed in a weirdly convincing and fascinating way. I just wish it wasn't such misery porn.
A very good but at times devastatingly depressing film, with excellent performances from Ewan McGregor and Eva Green. A mysterious illness begins infecting the planet's entire population, striking everyone with bizarre emotional outbursts, followed by the loss of one of the five senses. First, everyone loses their sense of smell. Then, taste. Once hearing is next, the world's population begins to realize sight and touch can't be far behind. This is actually a really freaky idea, if you think about it, and I love how logically and realistically the movie portrays the fallout. Green and McGregor play an epidemiologist and chef, respectively, who fall for each other in the midst of the chaos. It's actually a quite touching love story, but also gives the movie its depressing tinge...mostly because I can't think of a bigger nightmare than losing your sight and touch WHILE dating Eva Green.
Fresh writing and direction gave Perfect Sense a 21st hour kinda feel (although a little more hopeful thanks to it's structure romantic base). I'm not sure why, but of all the apocalyptic late 00s early 10s films, this was the one that made me think back and reflect on that (ignoring zombies). There's a little more meat on these ideas with the way that they are explored than what you'd expect from something so dismissalbly romantic. Even their romance is surprisingly well characterised not falling into predictable and near discriminatory gender traps. Eva Green is as talent, attractive and easy to watch as usual and Ewan McGregor is just as dependably reliable so their casting makes for, and adds into the films surprisingly strong entry in to the romantic genre. Wouldn'tve guessed it
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I normally don't write reviews, but I'm honestly so angry right now I have to. I went into this movie looking for a little drama romance, but instead I got this stupid piece of I don't know what. The writers of this movie tried way too hard to be deep, making the loss of the five senses not so bad because the main characters love each other. The ending was the most disappointing thing about the whole movie. Ewan McGregor always stars in weird flicks but this one had such potential. I feel personally offended for the way it progressed and ended in such a dismal manner, especially considering "true love" was supposed to outweigh all of the horrible things…
Post-sushi Jesse B-Day pick. With Jesse, Max, Shannon, Mary, Christof.
Someone once asked me - as I imagine everyone is asked at some point in their life - whether I would rather lose my sense of hearing or my sense of sight. Every so often, while riding a bike or doing the dishes, I find myself contemplating this choice. Most of the great passions in my life depend on either one or the other, so I inevitable start weighing the joy of listening to music against watching my favourite films. This is a stupid line of reasoning, and I probably gave an equally stupid answer when I was asked the question way back when. Who cares about music or books or films when the most immediate effect of such a…
The concept was really intriguing and the ending made me cry. a lot.
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