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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Ewan McGregor
Eva Green
Connie Nielsen.
Directors
David Mackenzie.
Screenwriters
Running Time
97 minutes

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Perfect Sense
It's the end of the world... as we smell it?


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


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Perfect Sense
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.


Verdict
Odd, but intriguing.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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Saw the trailer and thought it looked amazing, at least the concept. Although not dealing with touch?? Little skeptical now. It would be fascinating to see how the world would adapt if people couldn't touch, taste or smell ever again. ... More

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One of the worst things I've seen all year. Eva Green cements herself as a lousy actress with this dull and detached performance whilst Ewan McGreggor seems to be holding back laughs over the sheer absurdity of the film. The plot is interesting but the way it plays out is ridiculous, and one question: Why do they never deal with touch? ... More

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