With its relentlessly serious tone and a rigorous commitment to showcasing how two people are affected by a worldwide crisis, David Mackenzie’s global-pandemic thriller/romantic drama Perfect Sense
plays like an extended Twilight Zone
episode. This is meant both as a compliment and a criticism.
The movie stars Eva Green as an epidemiologist named Susan, who, early in the film, consults with another doctor about the strange case of a truck driver who went into a fierce and prolonged crying jag and then promptly lost his sense of smell. There’s no biological explanation for why this has happened as there’s no sign of an infection or a virus, and ev...