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Perfect Sense - Film Review

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Published March 18th 2013
Perfect Sense stars Ewan McGregor and Eva Green. It's a romance of a sort in apocalyptic world. The story centres around Susan and Michael; a chef and scientist who fall for each other as a plague strikes the earth slowly taking away the sense of 90% of the human race. As the world descends into chaos, the two lovers, both damaged in their own ways, struggle to stay together.

Perfect Sense is a flawed film but still very much worth a watch. It is also shot in Edinburgh and consequently has some great location shots and is also shot not on the cheap exactly, but rather is shot with a bit of realism too it. The characters are believable people and the narrative also focuses on sisters and colleagues and co-workers as they struggle to cope with the disintegrating world. The film has some great scenes. Michael portrays a chef and the restaurant he works in adapts wonderfully to the world losing its sense of taste, changing their food to suit the changing world because as one of the characters puts it, 'life carries on'.

The desperation of the romance at the centre is also good. The two lovers watching their world spiral desperately seek pleasure and sensations in order to hold onto something - having sex, eating, drinking and going out constantly and taking hundreds of pictures to record every moment because they know it will soon be lost to them.

The film is about romance and love, but also about humanity and how we as race ultimately endure against all odds. The film is reminiscent of a Shakespearean tragedy with a narrator in the background who appears only fleetingly in the film. The story is sad and will make you cry (I wept buckets) but it leaves you with a sense of hope that there is a chance of survival against all odds.

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When: Whenever you want
Where: Your Living Room!
Cost: About 7.00
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