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.…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Will they, won't they. Will I? Yes, either of them, in a heartbeat. Senses are overrated, and epidemics hold beauty. When we're all deaf, blind and tasteless, we'll still have touch. We'll be roaming meat bags touching things, ourselves and each other. And the world will be at peace.
The greatest crime is that people this pretty won't be able to see each other.
The cinematography is so cinematic!
El film es original, aunque algo lento y por supuesto deprimente dada la trama de la película, aunque tiene algo especial.
Perfect Sense is not your typical sci-fi or apocalyptic film. It follows a romance between Eva Green and Ewan McGregor who meet following the outbreak of a new illness that is sweeping the world. People begin to lose their sense of smell, and Eva Green is one of the scientists trying to figure out why and what the end game of the illness is. Are the other senses in danger of being wiped out as well? The film is a beautiful and haunting look at a realistic and budding relationship in the backdrop of world chaos. Perfect Sense is very different from other films in the sci-fi genre. It is grounded and shows a frightening future with a poetic brilliance.
This movie is a perfectly balanced blend between romance, sci fi, and reflection on the human condition. It doesn't stray into pretension, but also doesn't attempt to get overly complicated and scientific, instead focusing on the two main characters who embody humanity.
Such a cool idea, even though a few things didn't ~quite~ make sense, like the pairing of an emotion and a sense, it didn't matter at all. Very eloquent.
No. 176 in my 365 Days of First-Time Watches
Wow. Often I find that choosing to watch a film on Netflix that I have never heard of doesn't pay off, but there are times when I am pleasantly surprised with what I find, as I was with this film. I really enjoyed it! It was heartbreaking and tender, and I love the uniqueness of the film's premise, unlike anything I have seen previously. The acting was fantastic, and Ewan McGregor and Eva Green are wonderful together. I think this movie will be on my mind for quite a while.
David Mackenzie’s sci-fi, apocalyptic-romance drama has an intriguingly sad and odd premise, yet cannot manage to fully sustain its charm as the film goes on. The film centers on a staggering epidemic that will deliberately lose the five ‘senses’ of every mankind. At the center of this phenomenon, is two people drawn by love and will attest their commitment against this catastrophe. The film integrates a series of Nat Geo-like sequences with narrations that describe science/life/and etc., yet somehow it doesn’t really help in making the film truly compelling—it’s unnecessary. Thus, the screenplay is inconsistent making some scenes better than the others. The final act struck me however, it’s absolutely moving. The thing that manages to make this film come altogether is the solid performances from Eva Green and Ewan McGregor. Green and McGregor make their uninteresting characters truly grounded and sincere. Ultimately, Perfect Sense has some great intentions throughout yet that doesn’t make a film all compelling.
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.
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