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New Release Review - Perfect Sense

Directed by: David MacKenzie
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Connie Nielsen, Stephen Dillane, Ewen Bremner

One of the most popular hypothetical questions we like to ask is if we had to lose four of our senses, which one would we keep? This movie leaves you in no doubt that sight is the one to hold onto.
A global pandemic is causing the populous to lose their senses one by one. The first to go is smell and after the initial panic it's accepted and the world moves on. After all, of all the species on earth we are one of the least dependent on this sense. Next comes taste. Woah, you mean we can't enjoy food anymore? This really depresses people but after some time life goes on. It's when hearing goes that all hell really breaks loose, plunging society into chaos.
Caught up in this are McGregor and Green, a couple who are beginning a passionate romance. She's just had her heart broken by a previous lover and he's previously suffered from commitment issues. In movie land how can they not end up together?
The movie is a curious hybrid of romance and apocalyptic drama, and it succeeds very well at both. Shot on a low budget in Glasgow, the scenes of chaos are well represented given the financial constraints. As far as the romantic aspect goes, if you take a date to see this and you don't get laid the relationship just wasn't meant to be. Women were literally bawling their eyes out all around me at the end.
I must extend a sarcastic thanks to the staff at Cineworld who ruined the ending by turning the lights on too early. You'll know what I mean when you see the film, which you should.