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.
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…
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.…
terrifying but hopeful in the best way possible
if only more romantic dramas could be so goddamn depressing
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I picked this film as part of my "I'm in love with Eva Green - athon". I wasn't quite sure if I was going to like this at first, but it grew on me.
Having Eva Green in it didn't hurt. She a wonderful and fearless actress, and beautiful to boot. Ewan McGregor was quite good as well.
The ways society adjusts as each sense taken was quite interesting as well, especially how the restaurant adjusted it's menu. Good!
Not sure how I feel about the ending... but it's a brave one.
Me fascina la mezcla de romance y ciencia ficción, y hablar de romance en un escenario apocalíptico puede llegar a ser mucho más intenso, si se condimenta con actuaciones maravillosas y una premisa que invita a la reflexión. Perfect Sense es el recordatorio de que la vida es mucho más de lo que imaginamos, y abre las puertas a ir más allá de simplemente vivir, y sentir todo lo que nos rodea antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
Underwritten and overscored but despite it's flaws, Perfect Sense is visually arresting, emotionally resonant and often deeply poetic steering clear from apocalyptic tropes and instead delivering an intimate, humane, often haunting romantic tale.
Overscored, overwrought, and repetitive, with heavy-handed narration and insultingly objectifying cutaways to African location shots that have no bearing on the film. The central pair's relationship has its moments, of course, and the conceit (What would happen if everyone lost each sense, one at a time, in the same order?) is an intriguing one that the film sometimes handles well almost in spite of itself. Then the slow-motion shots, montages, or still photo slideshows come back, accompanied by that weepy, insistent score, and everything goes back out the window.
Beautiful film. It caused me anxiety for the last 20 minutes or so. The scariest of the apocalyptic scenarios.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Perfect Sense explores taking away our arsenal of senses one by one, guessing at the proposed impact of the world, in especially the impact on two newly acquainted lovers. Both Ewan and Eva give heartfelt and believable performances and I felt myself grieving for their loss as they gave up one sense at a time and eventually on one another as a byproduct. I believe the film gives a fairly accurate description of the process of losing these senses and ultimately leaves us with imagining what it would be like to lose our sense of vision for ourselves, which is a scary thought as you are using it to watch a film. I'm not sure what people don't like about this film, for me it was a wonderful blend of narrative, imagery, emotion and humanity. Well cast. Well acted. Well thought out. Then again, Eva and Ewan are two of my favorite performers so maybe I have some bias...
Who is the audience for this? My wife and I hated this movie. HATED it.
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