I think Perfect Sense does a great job on blurring the lines between some type of true connection and a deep need for intimacy before the world as it was once known slowly falls away. Eva Green and Ewan McGregor are perfect in this, their chemistry was fantastic and they really sold the whole thing, even at the times where it got too melodramatic for my taste.
We are so much relying on our senses! This is a story of adapting to their progressive loss & a world where they don't exist. Learning to be a chef in a world that no longer feels the taste of things, or a musician in one which has no sense of hearing are but embodyments of this loss. All this while not losing hope that love still exists & is within reach, although U can no longer feel, taste, touch, hear or see it.
An emotional, somewhat depressing take at a romantic film set in a world much like our own, but facing an unexplainable, unstoppable epidemic of sense-disabling condition. Thanks to Max Richter's beautiful music, it's easier to overlook the lack of character development, the outrageously bad writing (there are moment when the lines are just put into the actor's mouths). Spoiler alert: there is no happy end.
Everyone I share this with believes it to be too sad. I just feel like they don't understand themselves and what it means to be human. I thought that Mackenzie captured the essence of living. There were many moments in the film that I had a profound sense of self and at times, it felt as though the cogs, inner workings of my own mind were being mapped out right before me.