Ewan McGregor & Eva Green In PERFECT SENSE - Movie On Demand ReviewJanuary 25, 2012

Ewan McGregor & Eva Green In PERFECT SENSE - Movie On Demand Review

IFC Films

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: PERFECT SENSE (IFC Films).

 

PERFECT SENSE
By Amy Slotnick

 

What is intended to be an apocalyptic romance, PERFECT SENSE, starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green, is more a distant and pseudo-intellectual masturbation of cinema.

Ewan McGregor plays a cold hearted, womanizing chef who prefers to sleep alone than with the beautiful, naked women who frequent his bed.

 

 

Eva Green plays a depressed epidemiologist investigating a mysterious epidemic, characterized by loss of smell and which somehow is causing the end of humanity. They connect in passion but we see little else that bonds them. And yet as the disease spreads, and loss of other senses results, they grow more ravenous, dependent and combative with one another.

 

Throughout the film are montage sequences, with images of the Third World and natural disasters accompanied by a preachy voice over. These segments repeatedly take us away from the storyline and into a more abstract film reality, implying that this epidemic is another global crisis, which will bring devastation and disaster. Somehow, we are supposed to care about this. However, the screenplay is so heavy handed and pseudo-poetic, that the artificial premise and characters are difficult to embrace.

 

SKIP IT

 

Amy Slotnick

Amy
Amy Slotnick is a contributor to On Demand Weekly. She works as an independent producer and freelance consultant to film financing start-ups. Previously she was a Senior VP of Production at Miramax Films.

 

PERFECT SENSE (IFC Films) is in your local cable movies on demand section.

 

 

 

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