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Perfect Sense (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  7 October 2011 (UK)
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A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Tempany ...
Girl in Bed
Stephen Montgomery
Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh ...
Nurse (as Shabana Bakhsh)
Caroline Paterson ...
Woman at Hospital
Judith Anne Christie ...
Richard Mack ...
Apprentice Chef Richard
Street Performer
Juliet Cadzow ...
Wife at Grave


An odd epidemic appears across the globe: people suddenly lose one of their senses. At first, it's an outbreak of loss of smell. It's often presaged by a destructive temper tantrum. In this mix are a scientist and a chef - she's Susan, one of a team trying to understand the epidemic; he's Michael, charming and engaging. Susan and Michael begin a relationship in the middle of increasing chaos, as the loss of other senses plagues more people and as civil authorities try to maintain order. Susan's voice-over reflections provide insight. Is love possible in such a changed world? Can anything make perfect sense? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 October 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Al final de los sentidos  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,567 (USA) (3 February 2012)


$1,567 (USA) (3 February 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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The band playing in the nightclub scene are Cruiser. See more »


When Stephen is talking to Susan and the Virologist near the beginning of the film, a doctor can be seen running down the stairs behind him towards the floor below. The camera cuts away and then back to Stephen, showing the doctor running back down the stairs again, then after a second cut back, he vanishes. See more »


[first lines]
Susan: [narrating] There was darkness. There is light. There are men and women. There's food. There are restaurants. Disease. There's work. Traffic. The days as we know them, the world as we imagine the world.
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A very simple review
9 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's no point rehashing what many of the other reviews say. I will tell you the one thing that matters: I've only ever cried over 3 movies, 1st when ET died (I was like 8), 2nd at the end of Ice Castles (again, I think I was 8 -- bad year), and finally at the end of this movie. I cried for 30 minutes. Then my wife wanted to watch the ending again because she missed something and I cried again. I don't know why this movie touched me so deeply but it did. You feel for the characters, you fear for what happens next. When the screen goes blank at the end, you fear for what will become of them. This was a powerful film and I highly recommend it.

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