There are a lot of films on the market about the end of the world, but this is the first thought provoking of them all so far.
Perfect Sense is a love story between a scientist called Susan (Eva Green) and a chef, Michael (Ewan McGregor) but at the time they meet a strange disease is spreading across the world. People become overthrown in grief and despair and wherever they are collapse and breakdown in tears, then they lose their sense of smell. Throughout the film the diesease takes over more of the senses. Each time a new sense is removed it makes you appreciate what we have and also think about what it is that makes us human.
Susan is part of a team to try and find out what is happening to everyone and to try and find if there is a particular disease that would then lead to a cure. She sees before the rest of the population what is going to happen.
The most powerful thing in the world is Love, and as its not a sense but an emotion it is not taken away in this film. Susan and Michael who have struggled in the past to make relationships work are thrown together in a collapsing and uncertain environment when all they have left is Love.
The film has a narrator and shows us images throughout the film of life around the world, this works and adds to the atmosphere of the film. It does not lecture you and doesn’t point blame, it’s quite matter of fact which makes the audience think for themselves. When I woke up this morning I was still thinking about the storyline!
The film is UK based and has a British Director and the majority of the cast is British, you feel this in the film. It doesn’t contain hype or over the top scenes, it feels real and like good acting should be, the audience feels like a voyeur. In one scene Michael asks Susan “what do we do now?” and she replies “We go to work and carry on as normal”. A typical British response Keep calm and carry on!
If you want to watch more than just a throw away movie then this is for you. Entertaining yet thought provoking. A film that just keep giving.
This is a FAB related movie
Directed By David Mackenzie
Released in UK 7th October 2011
WATCH TRAILER HERE