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The Five Senses (1999)

Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's ... See full summary »

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Rachel Seraph
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Dr. Richard Jacob
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Astrid Van Wieren ...
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Airport Clerk
Sandi Stahlbrand ...
TV Reporter #1
Amanda Soha ...
Sylvie
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Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's pre-school daughter in the park. The older daughter meets a voyeur (vision), a professional house-cleaner has an acute sense of smell, a cake maker has lost her sense of taste, and an older man is losing his hearing. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Nothing can cure the soul but the senses. -- Oscar Wilde

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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3 December 1999 (UK)  »

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$26,653 (USA) (14 July 2000)

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$497,091 (USA) (18 August 2000)
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Robert: You look good.
Rona: Of course I look good; all I do is fuck and eat.
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Many stories, gently interwoven
30 December 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie and, interestingly, my much younger companion did not. Too meandering and so little happening, she said. And that is the quality that I found most appealing and more like real life.

There are gentle stories here woven around the central premise of a young child's disappearance and the reaction to this event is seen as background in many of the scenes which is a technique very cleverly done.

There is also the haunting singing of someone in an apartment in the building where all the interaction and often non-interaction of the other characters takes place. We only see this mystery singer at the end of the movie.

Mary Louise Parker was the only harsh note. I find her performances always stilted, cold and full of a hidden tension not usually necessary to the role she is playing and again she did not disappoint. I did not know what the earthy Roberto saw in her.

I liked very much the character of Raymond searching for the scent of love in all his ex lovers. I have a bias towards movies like these, of the Run Lola Run type. I feel they are more reflective of reality, no Hollywood quick fix endings just a slice of life beautifully acted and photographed that just stays with you a little longer than the A-B plot lines of most movies.

8 out of 10.


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