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Scent of a Woman | 1993 | R | - 2.3.8

Al Pacino stars as a blind, sullen veteran who's escorted on a New York trip by a high school student. They bond, and together manage to solve each other's quandaries.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - No nudity apart from a baby girl shown nude in the bath tub. There are, however, discussions of sex and one insinuated sex scene with a prostitute: Pacino is dropped at the entrance of a hotel and told which apartment a woman is in. He comes back hours later.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Pacino threatens his escort with a gun, and then threatens to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head; there's a scuffle between the two men. There's a high-speed drive through deserted Manhattan streets, and a man and his Jaguar are doused with paint.


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LANGUAGE 8 - Approximately 26 F-words, 6 references to the female and male anatomy, 6 sexual references, 20 scatological terms.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Blindness and hopelessness, integrity, lying to cover for a friend, suicide, strained family relations.

MESSAGE - Life is what you make of it. Don't snitch, even when you may be severely punished for your position.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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