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Topics: Period - 1700s.
Aroview: Lush, faithful adaptation of Patrick Suskind’s 1985 novel, with Ben Whishaw as Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, the gifted ‘nose’ turned psycho-killer who hunts grimy 18th Century Paris and beyond for the ultimate scent.
A pungent tale of obsession and perfection, both Hoffman and Rickman lend weight in key roles, while Whishaw is quietly disturbing as the film’s homicidal perfumer. A magnificent visual interpretation of an ‘un-filmable’ book, this boasts an Old World milieu oozing with filth and opulence (think Jean-Pierre Jeunet does Louis XIV’s France), but carries many incongruous elements as well: namely, a laughable ‘climax’ of orgasmic proportions that sums up dir. Twyker’s failure to coalesce magical realism with the story of a cold, unsympathetic murderer.
Average rating (Good Enough). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.
3 stars (Good Enough) ~Milana
2 stars (Good Try) An uneven screenplay but at least it was fresh. When it was good it was very good - particularly when our hero was a baby/a young lad. The set designs in these early scenes were brilliant. Alan Rickman shores up the middle but the late scenes are silly. ~tubbs
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