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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Perfect Sense (The Last Word) by David Mackenzie, 2011 (R)

with Ewan McGregor (Amelia, Haywire, The Men Who Stare At Goats, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Ghost Writer, Salmon Fishing In Yemen), Eva Green (Dark Shadows, The Dreamers), Ewen Bremner, Stephen Dillane, Denis Lawson, Anamaria Marinca, Alastair Mackenzie, Connie Nielsen, Katy Engels, Richard Mack

People around the world are being infected. First the grief, then smell is gone. As loss of one sense leads to another, people are stripped of the lives that they once knew. Chaos ensues whilst a young couple try to begin a relationship.

The story is amazing. It is a sort of apocalyptic vision of humanity, going through stages, which define the human being, both from the point of view of our hormones and out nervous system. It is from the perspective of a relationship that was born from the apocalypse, and grows as their senses become more limited, and perhaps essential. The acting is good, although I always find difficult to like the tortured roles of Eva Green (reminds me of my Emo time as a teenager...). I always find narration difficult to integrate to movies, it always look like an artifice that is used to simplify the work of the director. I realized this time the narration was beautiful, poetic, suitable to the tone of the story, except perhaps for the last shot where I felt it was unnecessary, due to the context.

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