Perfect Sense was a film full of lyricism. The entire film went by flowing easily at a pace unfamiliar to us in film, but also being something that makes you want to dig out the goriest zombie bloodbath flick you’ve got and watch it right after that. Though, whatever you do, this film – especially the ending – will still haunt you for days.
Perfect Sense is a story of unlikely love that begins just as the world is overtaken by an epidemic of people losing their senses one by one. It’s horrifying, yet this is not the focus of the film. As the epidemic spreads, Michael and Susan drift apart, not able to deal with both the loss of their senses and the newfound fragile love.
While the epidemic is not the most important part here, it is played out marvellously. I am usually not the one for using pictures in a film but here it portrays panic and provides the right ambience with such flair that you simply cannot but admire it. We don’t merely get a love story: we get what’s around it, and we get to see the actions that lead to Michael and Susan acting the way they do around each other, and apart from each other. It is nothing short of gorgeous, the way this film is made.
And finally, what ties all of this together, are the spectacular performances by Eva Green and Ewan McGregor, and the rest of the small cast. I loved them and I loved their romance (and remember, I puke nine out of ten times there’s a love story involved). In fact, everyone seems to have had brought their A–game to this production – the cinematography is just as good and I’ve now got my eye on director David Mackenzie. If I gave ratings (should I?), this film would get a near perfect one.