Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Movie Review: Perfect Sense

This evening I watched a movie called Perfect Sense.  It came out last year and stars Ewan McGregor and that Bond chick from Casino Royale.

I wasn't expecting much, but I have to say that it was pretty interesting all the way through.  The main thing about it is that it's a rather unique twist (if there ever was one) on the whole world-infected-by-virus craze.  And, while they were at it, they threw a love story in there.

The love story is fine, but not the focus.  The focus is the curious diseases that keep popping up all over the place and, eventually, how they will effect society and, more close to home, their effect on the love story.  It was nice.

As usual, I'll give a little bit of a nudity warning.  Completely unnecessary nudity, but you know how those indy films are these days, right?

There is definitely a lot to unpack from this one.  I don't want to give it away, but the way that the movie unfolds is a very interesting look at fear, uncertainty, survival, and a swack of other stuff.  It's a twist on the expected.  I like movies that make me think about things I've thought about a million times before, but in a completely different light.

It's only 90 minutes as well, so it gets over itself nicely.  Lately, I've been trying to drag myself through 2 hour films and I am becoming more and more convinced that it can no longer be done.  That might have something to do with my drastically disappearing attention span.

In the end, it's not my favorite movie, but I am really glad that I took that time to watch it.

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