Eva Green and Ewan McGregor are living rather normal lives until a strange virus strikes, a virus that slowly strips victims of their senses. The thought of losing your sense of smell doesn’t sound so bad, right? Worse things could happen, but when sense of smell is exterminated on a widespread level, it’s got a major impact on lifestyle.
It’s disturbing, but fascinating to watch as society recovers from the loss of one sense only to wave good-bye to another, and one of far more importance. The characters are unlikeable, the film moves at a snail’s pace, and, in the end, you’re left unnecessarily depressed. But the core idea of Perfect Sense is so unnervingly intriguing, it keeps it from being one of the worst of the year and promotes it to best worst.