Pandemics: who knew they were so popular? After Children of Men, Blindness and Contagion in recent years, now comes Perfect Sense. Whereas Steven Soderbergh’s bird flu thriller from last year took a much more clinical, scientific approach to its material, Perfect Sense instead frames a love story around the tale of a society that has suddenly lost its ability to smell. This film from David Mackenzie is such a curiously inert experience that never satisfies as a romance, a sci-fi drama or as a social parable. To use its own ideology, Perfect Sense doesn’t have its own unique sense to be truly involving, instead giving off the aroma of a rather stale, beige affair.