"Perfect Sense" is a romantic science fiction drama that delves deep into the human experience, set against the backdrop of a global epidemic. The story revolves around Susan, an epidemiologist, and Michael, a chef, who meet and fall in love just as the world starts experiencing a series of unsettling events.
People around the world begin to lose their senses one by one - starting with the loss of smell, followed by taste, hearing, and so on. As the epidemic spreads and society starts to crumble, the couple's relationship intensifies, and they experience the profoundness of love and connection in a world that's rapidly changing.
- Release Date: October 7, 2011
- Duration: 92 minutes
- Rating: R
- Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Cast & Crew
- Main Cast:
- Ewan McGregor as Michael
- Eva Green as Susan
- Supporting Cast:
- Connie Nielsen as Jenny
- Stephen Dillane as Stephen
- Ewen Bremner as James
- Director: David Mackenzie
- Producers: Gillian Berrie, Malte Grunert, and Jens Meurer
- Writers: Kim Fupz Aakeson
Where to Watch
United States (US)
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United Kingdom (GB)
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There are currently no streaming offers in the FR.
Stream: In France, the movie can be streamed on Canal+.
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- Production Company: Sigma Films, Zentropa Entertainments
- Filming Locations: Glasgow, Scotland; Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Budget: Estimated at $8 million
- Box Office Collection: Approximately $1 million worldwide
Awards & Nominations
While "Perfect Sense" did not sweep major award ceremonies, its unique narrative and strong performances garnered attention in various film festivals. The movie was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Additionally, it received nominations at the British Independent Film Awards and was celebrated for its original screenplay and the haunting score by Max Richter.
Reviews & Reception
Critical Reception: "Perfect Sense" received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Many praised the film's unique take on the post-apocalyptic genre, its poetic narrative, and the strong performances by Ewan McGregor and Eva Green. The Guardian noted, "It's a film that manages to be both a sweeping romance and a quaintly existentialist sci-fi drama." However, some critics felt the movie was too abstract and lacked a cohesive plot.
Audience Reception: The audience's response was generally positive, with many viewers appreciating the film's emotional depth and its exploration of human connection in the face of adversity. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an audience score of 72%, with many users noting its thought-provoking nature and beautiful cinematography.
Box Office Performance: With a modest budget of $8 million, "Perfect Sense" had a limited theatrical release and grossed approximately $1 million worldwide. While it may not have been a box office hit, the film has since gained a cult following and is often discussed in film circles for its unique approach to storytelling.