|Release date:||Friday October 7 2011|
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Kim Fupz Aakeson|
Average User Rating
2.9 / 5
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puzzled filmgoer - I was expecting the violent aggression to be much worse than it was but there was some chuckling in the flicks when Ewan McGrewgor started crying in bed, just before losing his sense of smell. It is quite a TV script but - maybe because my work is with people with sensory loss, the film resonated strongly with me. The compensations for loss of smell and taste were intriguing and the bath scene raised some full-hearted laughs. But when deaf people were ordered to stay in their homes ("It's the safest place for you!") and then as blindness inevitably came, I felt the catastrophe and the pity of it. It had false notes but more true than false ones, I felt.
This was an odd one. Quite a few things to commend it for: e.g. great cast, some nice camerawork, interesting locations and sound design. However, it was totally predictable, the voiceover was extremely cringey, the scenes of insanity were laughable, and the characters were so underwritten that it wasn't possible to empathise with them. I couldn't really enjoy this because I felt slightly embarrassed for it.
I don't know how you can assume Tyrranosaur isn't as good, without actually seeing the film John. As it happens. I've seen both and Tyrannosaur is brilliant - nuanced, authentic, gripping, hopeful. Perfect Sense is a mess of pretentious twaddle. It ill behoves you or Time Out to defend this juvenile nonsense - but especially without seeing the films you cite!!
this film is being trashed by the british papers... so we can do without the spat above... really great movie,handled very well by the director.. probally more worthy of an audience tha tyranasauros