Perfect Sense theatrical trailer
I like the idea of the story behind Perfect Sense, well when I say like I think it's a terrible thing that could happen and wouldn't wish it at all on anyone, but the story is an intriguing one and makes you wonder what would you do and what would happen to you and society if it were real.
You see it's set in our world, in our time, and a new virus is discovered that is taking away people's senses one by one, leaving people without sight, hearing or touch. Imagine that if you could, losing all those connections with each other and the outside world.
It hardly bears thinking about when you realise what you would lose without each and every one of your senses.
So imagine that world and in amongst this mess two people meet, a scientist working on the virus and a chef, played by Eva Green and Ewan McGregor respectively. They meet and fall in love and make the most of their time together.
Behind them are some other strong names, Connie Nielson, Stephen Dillane, Ewan Bremner, Alistair Mackenzie and Denis Lawson, and at the head of the Kim Fupz Aakeson written screenplay is director David Mackenzie.
Green plays Susan, an epidemiologist recently out of a relationship gone sour; McGregor is Michael, the charismatic chef who sweeps Susan off her feet and shows her that not all guys are a-holes. Sounds swell, right? And it would be… except for one tiny problem: At the same time Susan and Michael are falling for each other, a global pandemic is threatening to change the face of humanity forever.
And Susan, in her job as an epidemiologist, is right at the center of it all. When a truck driver in Glasgow experiences a sudden inexplicable crying fit and subsequently loses his sense of smell, Susan learns that more than 100 other people across Europe have been stricken in similar fashion. As more and more people around the globe begin to suffer these strange symptoms that first attack their emotions and then their symptoms, Susan and Michael are forced to try and weather the storm and find out how the human race might cope with such a pandemic.