Perception (2006)




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Piper Perabo (Cheaper by the Dozen) plays Jen Marshall, a young girl in her mid-twenties who has more than a few skeletons in her closet, in Irving Schwartz's bittersweet /drama release from Empire Pictures. Though she initially appears to be nothing short of a saint - leaving L.A. for Brooklyn to care for her ailing parents as the story opens - Jen, it turns out, has been a bit of a bad girl in Los Angeles and has upset more than a few people thanks to her wild and unrestrained lifestyle and careless attitude. It is a problem that only follows her and risks complicating her life again when she resettles with her parents in the Big Apple - until a tragic accident confines her to a wheelchair and forces her to reexamine her self-centeredness. Mary Beth Hurt The World According to Garpand David Rasche Barbarians at the Gate co-star.
Comedy , Drama , Special Interest
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Ajay Naidu
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Nick Scotti
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Mary Beth Hurt
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Mark Dobies
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Seth Meyers
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Heather Burns
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Critic Reviews for Perception

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

... incoherent cross between Riding the Bus With My Sister and a Christina Ricci vehicle.

Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Village Voice
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Director-writer Irving Schwartz has a lot of ideas about plots. Unfortunately, he seems to have jammed each and every one of them into a single movie, Perception.

January 20, 2006
New York Post
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An early and daunting contender for worst movie of the year ...

January 20, 2006
New York Daily News
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If it weren't for the fact that several of its characters die, Irving Schwartz's twisted, laugh-free comedy Perception might be the pilot episode of a low-rent imitation of the television series Arrested Development.

January 19, 2006
New York Times
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a bizarre mess of a movie

January 19, 2008

Audience Reviews for Perception


This film starts out so boring. I didn't care for any of the characters. I didn't like any of the characters. I usually like Piper Perabo but this time she was over the top. Piper plays Jen Marshall, a twentysomething who deceiving everyone around her. Jen moves back in with her parents and then everything changes when she gets hit by a truck. Roles get reversed, Jen gets needy and her friends leave her. Though, I have to say this film really picked up after the accident, and the ending, OMG, not exactly what you would expect.

Laura Rachel
Laura Rachel

This movie is quite interesting. Piper Perabo stars quite saucily as a woman who's perception is altered with a life changing event. And the people she pushed away before she now finds she wants in her life and needs. Some interesting twists and turns. I'd highly recommend viewing. Piper is a good actress and quite beautiful.

Phil Hatch
Phil Hatch

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