art,  feminism,  film

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Warning: I will spoil the plot. You may not want to read further.

I watched Perfume: The Story of a Murderer the other night, after renting it because Dustin Hoffman and Alan Rickman are in it and it looked like it would have an interesting plot.

And, well, yes, if horrific means interesting, it certainly does. I am a little dismayed because, on top of having such talent in the cast, it won a whole bunch of awards.

I think I was just unable to discount the fact that murdering women for beauty is really never okay. You have to buy into that concept to understand the main character of the movie, which was just too hard for me to do. I couldn’t understand him or relate to him and as a result, the movie bored the heck out of me. I also was really, really disturbed that the response of a crowd to the fact that the main character had a perfume made out of the essence of twelve beautiful women was to have a massive orgy.

Really?!? And this movie won awards? I really don’t grok the world.

One Comment

  • JimE

    #1 – – Rarely are movies that win awards worth watching — They almost invariably ‘stink’. I have a rule of thumb that works fairly well for me. If the “Critics” hate it , it is probably pretty good. There are exceptions to that rule, but it works quite well on the average.

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