The Five Senses (2000)



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Five characters serve as metaphors for the five senses in this drama about human relationships from Canadian filmmaker Jeremy Podeswa. Ruth (Gabrielle Rose) works as a massage therapist; one day while giving a rubdown to Anna (Molly Parker), Ruth's teenage daughter Rachel (Nadia Litz) takes Anna's toddler daughter for a stroll in the park. However, Rachel loses track of the child and she's soon lost. While searching for her, Rachel meets Rupert (Brendan Fletcher), a voyeur who teaches her about … More

Rating: R (for sexuality and language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeremy Podeswa
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 23, 2001
Fine Line Features



as Roberto

as Rachel

as Anna Miller

as Rebecca

as Amy Lee Miller

as Richard's Patient

as Richard's Doctor

as Airport Clerk

as TV Reporter 1

as Sylvie

as Policewoman

as Mr Bernstein

as Policeman 1

as Park Cruiser

as Park Cruiser

as Policeman 2

as TV Reporter 2
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Critic Reviews for The Five Senses

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (17)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | July 14, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The second feature by the openly gay Canadian director interweaves in a rather schematic mode but with elegant style the stories of five troubled characters, each standing for one of the senses.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009

You'll probably think in a new way about the sounds and the music, the look of places and people, how much or little you take note of the scents and sensations of daily life.

Full Review… | April 29, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Five Senses

I like movies that make me think - especially when they interweave the characters

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

I liked it.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Another good Indie effort.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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