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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.
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…
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…
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…
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.…
It's dark now. But they feel each other's breath. And they know all they need to know.
Una película con una historia completamente interesante y que no pretende ser mas de lo que se propone. Una historia de amor que gira en torno al "apocalipsis" del mundo. Me gusta que las películas sean conscientes de ellas mismas, y esta lo logra durante sus 90 minutos.
Y pues bueno, siempre es un placer ver a Eva Green en cualquier papel y aun mas cuando te narra la historia también.
that scene with No Voice Was Raised by Castanets in the background... Wow this film really fucks me up every time
Interesting concept, and pretty artsy film. Not much of a story outside of a snapshot of life in the midst of this strange disease, but pretty well executed. The problem was too much stock footage - while they are for us to understand the global scale, I felt that it was a bit overdone. I would have much preferred more detailed coverage of the emotions and experiences our two main characters are facing.
The perfect example of a 2.5 star movie, the kind which leaves you asking, “Did I like it or actually kinda hate it?” The premise is interesting (humans losing their senses one by one), but hurt by its own awkward self-seriousness. Sometimes it’s effectively sad, and sometimes it’s just melodramatic & maudlin. At moments it’s bitterly powerful (ending), and at others it’s eye-rollingly on-the-nose (anytime McGregor loses his temper). A bold film whose boldness can’t quite raise its quality above “meh”.
An aberrant epidemic has swept across the globe in David Mackenzie's Perfect Sense—an anomaly of its kind that is brought into being in the self-proclaimed "post-apocalyptic" film genre. Millions are losing their sensory avenues one by one over the course of a few months.
As the world spirals into disorderly panic, epidemiologist Susan (Eva Green) encounters Michael (Ewan McGregor), a talented chef who has recently lost his sense of taste. The two quickly develop an intimate relationship and undergo a heated affair that still thrives even as Earth plummets to an untimely end.
Differentiating from other European pandemic predecessors, Perfect Sense holds no tangible enemy to fight, no true cure for an infectious virus, and no rag-tag team of weapon-wielding…
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Emotionally devastating; intensely engaging. An incredible post-apocalyptic tale of love, loss, and what it means to be human.
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It's an interesting idea. I bet it was a really good outline, but the execution of the writing is weak. I do love the unforgiving ending. This is how the world ends type deal. I Feel like that was very gutsy, but the way the two fall in love and separate? Felt super manipulative and fake. I get why they need to be separated; to give us that tension in the end (ARE THEY GONNA FIND EACH OTHER BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE??) but it doesn't make sense. Them staying separated until the end never felt real, just convenient. That's what this movie is really. A convenient love story. Ha.
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of hight quality "short" films. Easy…
Idk. I felt like I needed 2 balance out the negativity with a more positive take on this list. It's…