Perfect Sense Review

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A couple fall for each other as the world's population starts to lose their sensory perceptions.


One of the weirder movie apocalypses of recent years. Like Children Of Men and Blindness, it’s vaguely science-fiction, but visits on humanity a condition that’s more magical than medical. Around the world, people lose their sense of smell. In Glasgow, a glum epidemiologist (Eva Green) and a womanising chef (Ewan McGregor) work towards a relationship as the world adjusts. Then everyone loses their sense of taste. David McKenzie (Young Adam, Hallam Foe) takes a global subject — with snippets of Africa, Mexico and India — but mostly stays in Scotland. Green and McGregor are interesting rather than engaging as the couple whose love bears the weight of standing in for humanity’s better impulses. Odd, but intriguing.

Odd, but intriguing.