|Fine Line Features | Release Date: July 14, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Thoughtfulness and artistry ...raise this small, quiet picture to moments of pure epiphany.
It's a lovely film that suffers from an overdetermined structure and a reliance on a sensationalized plot line that, quixotically, is ignored for long periods of time.
A deft, elegant, melancholy tapestry of flawed outreach, and the big reason it succeeds is Podeswa's courage in dispensing with a lot of exposition and trusting the audience - and the faces of the actors - to fill a lot of what otherwise would be gaps.
The five stories in The Five Senses flawlessly and even artfully create a unified mood.
Pseudo art can be fun, though, even if it doesn't quite awaken all your senses.
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