The Five Senses
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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 the pleasures of observing others. Meanwhile, Robert (Daniel MacIvor) is a professional… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"This comedy/romance story is about communication and being in touch with yourself."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"It succeeds in engaging the mibd, but never really touches the heart."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"This engaging and tightly constructed drama explores the role of the senses in the lives of a group of Canadians."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It is refreshing to come across a film that does not wallow obsessively in the human tragedies of its own making."
‑ Emily Bobrow, Film Journal International
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