-- Susan (as played by Eva Green)
As I've mentioned before, an incredible number of my reviews penned and posted during my time as an Amazon.com Reviewer have been -- alas -- lost to history, and Perfect Sense is one of them. I will have to watch it again some time in order to offer up the most accurate and relevant observations on it. My fragile memory being what it is, I can only muster up some scraps of visuals and feelings from it. What I can recall is that I absolutely loved Eva Green in it -- and Ewan McGregor did some solid work as well -- along with the increasingly tragic love story bound to the narrative. Essentially, this remains a 'boy meets girl' story, but it's all set against the backdrop of an unexplainable plague that's slowly destroying mankind. First, it robs your senses -- kind of the way sufferers reported that COVID affected their sense of taste or smell -- and then it absolutely kills you.
Argh. What a way to go.
I do also remember -- back in the day -- someone suggesting that perhaps the Illuminati wanted to film made in order to usher in a greater understanding of what it would be like for all of mankind to realize that Mother Nature had finally 'had it up to here' with us and decided it was time to wipe us from the face of the Earth. (Keep in mind, peeps, that this was nearly a decade before COVID, so maybe there's something to that silly theory!) Who knows? I suppose stranger things have happened. Whatever the truth there may be, I guess there's nothing wrong with casting two great-looking actors at the top of their game to depict the increasingly grim circumstances each and every one us could await should these circumstances truly come to pass.
It's a frightening film. It's a frightening film all the way until its closing scene.
Here's the plot summary as provided by our friends at IMDB.com:
"A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions."
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!