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The Five Senses (1999)

tomatometer

50

Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 4

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
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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

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Drama, Comedy

Jeremy Podeswa

Jan 23, 2001

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All Critics (63) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (9) | DVD (7)

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.

August 3, 2009 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

April 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Offoffoff
Offoffoff

This engaging and tightly constructed drama explores the role of the senses in the lives of a group of Canadians.

March 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

This comedy/romance story is about communication and being in touch with yourself.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It succeeds in engaging the mibd, but never really touches the heart.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

It is refreshing to come across a film that does not wallow obsessively in the human tragedies of its own making.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for The Five Senses

Another good Indie effort.
July 2, 2008
threefolddado

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Subtle and quiet. A well done 'intertwining' story film.
March 25, 2007
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    1. Rona: He's like Julia Child with a blender up her ass.
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