THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

PERFECT SENSE (2011)


#93 of the movies seen in 2015 is Perfect Sense (2011), an unusual and thoughtful story involving a world beset upon by a disease where people begin to lose their sense of smell and then, taste. After some extremely emotional moments that take place before each sense drifts away, people adapt to these losses. But their senses continue to fade away, and medical science is baffled. At the center of this story, set in Glasgow, are chef Ewan McGregor and scientist Eva Green (both are outstanding). Through all of this they meet and build a relationship. The direction by David Mackenzie is intelligent, taking a story that could have been exploitive and giving it amazing depth. You will feel affection for all of the characters and you will marvel at how people rebound and life somehow keeps going on. This is not a typical pandemic film and it is certainly not for all tastes but the texture of Perfect Sense was just right for us. Cautiously recommended. Currently on Netflix.

TLA one-word review: life-affirming