Perfect Sense 2011
- Director: David Mackenzie
- Based on book: no.
- Cast: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Connie Nielsen, Denis Lawson, Ewen Bremner,
- Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor in:
- Ewan McGregor – Mortdecai, The Impossible, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, The Ghost Writer, Stay, Star Wars I-III, Big Fish, Young Adam, Moulin Rouge, Little Voice, Velvet Goldmine, A Life Less Ordinary, Brassed Off, Trainspotting, Shallow Grave
- Eva Green – Dark Shadows, Casino Royale, Kingdom of Heaven
- Connie Nielsen – Battle in Seattle, Gladiator, Rushmore
- Denis Lawson – Hustle, Enid, Bleak House, Return of the Jedi, Local Hero, Rock Follies. Star Wars
- Ewen Bremner – Hallam Foe, Trainspotting, Naked
- Why? Ewan McGregor
- Seen: 4 March 2016
The symptoms: the loss of the sense of smell and overwhelming grief and remorse. Worldwide.
But it’s not a catastrophe film. It’s a love story. Chef Michael meets epidemiologist Susan as the pandemic spreads and worsens. They both fall ill - loss of smell, grief, remorse.
Life goes on. ‘You get used to it.’ No smell = no memories. Then the symptoms become more extreme. Temporary madness, followed by guilt over the madness. Then the sense of taste goes. But. ‘Life goes on.’
Life goes on. And then the hearing disappears. Deafness. Rage. Hatred and panic. Globally.
The world as we know it is ending. Maybe. Life goes on.
What a film. What a performance by McGregor and Green and everyone. With intelligence and sensitivity, we are shown a world in disintegration.
But life goes on.
4 ½ * of 5