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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Sensation (2010)

Irish farm-boy (Domhnall Gleeson) is forced to make life-changing decisions when he falls for a New Zealand whore (Luanne Gordon) in Writer/Dir. Tom Hall's black comedy. It has some funny moments and the performances of the two leads is commendable, but Donal, the male half of the equation, isn't the likeable kind of loser that's worth rooting for, which really hinders the film's reach. In fact, he's a contemplate git. The increasing absurdity of situations he responds to feel forcibly written and the lack of charm in even the secondary characters eventually make Sensation something of a chore to endure, which is a shame because it starts out with some real potential.

2½ sticking points out of 5

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