Perfect Sense

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"Without love there is nothing"
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 7.0  (62,984)
  • 55

Perfect Sense is a thought-provoking romance film from 2011 directed by David Mackenzie. Ewan McGregor plays a chef named Michael, while Eva Green stars as a scientist named Susan. Lauren Tempany plays Michael's niece, who adds a touch of innocence to the film's otherwise grim and apocalyptic atmosphere. The story takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, where people are suddenly losing their senses one by one. It all starts with a chef who can no longer taste anything, and then spreads rapidly throughout the city. First, people lose their sense of smell, then their sense of taste, and eventually, their hearing and sight as well. The epidemic affects everyone, young and old, rich and poor, and no one seems to know why or how to stop it.

As the world descends into chaos, Michael and Susan meet and fall in love. They try to make the most of their time together before they too lose their senses. The film is a testament to the power of love and human connection in the face of adversity. Michael and Susan's relationship may be fleeting, but it is also passionate and meaningful.

Despite the film's bleak subject matter, there are moments of humor and levity. For example, at one point Michael and Susan go to a restaurant to share what may be their last meal together. The restaurant is serving bizarre food combinations like peanut butter and jellyfish sandwiches, but everyone in the restaurant is eating and enjoying the strange menu with gusto. It's a funny and surreal scene that lightens the mood of the film.

As the epidemic worsens and people begin to riot and destroy everything in their path, Michael and Susan decide to take refuge in the countryside. There, they try to live a more primitive life, away from the chaos and confusion of the city. They build a fire, grow vegetables, and enjoy the small pleasures of life while the world around them falls apart. But even in their idyllic rustic retreat, they cannot escape the inevitable.

Perfect Sense is a beautifully shot and well-acted film that explores fundamental questions about what it means to be human. It asks us to imagine what life would be like if we suddenly lost our senses, and how we would adapt to a new reality. The film is also a commentary on the fragility of society and how quickly it can be undone in the face of a crisis.

Overall, Perfect Sense is a thought-provoking and gripping film that will stay with the viewer long after it's over. The chemistry between McGregor and Green is palpable, and their performances are among the best of their careers. The film is emotionally powerful, and its message is universal: cherish the people you love and the experiences that make life worthwhile because they can be taken from us at any moment.

Perfect Sense is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 55.

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    7.0  (62,984)
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