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Scent of a Woman (Widescreen) (Bilingual)
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- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English, French
- Product Dimensions : 19.05 x 13.67 x 1.52 cm; 113.4 Grams
- Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
- Item model number : MFR025192026027#VG
- Director : Martin Brest
- Media Format : Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen, Closed-captioned, Subtitled
- Run time : 2 hours and 37 minutes
- Release date : Feb. 1 2005
- Actors : Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, Gabrielle Anwar, Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Rebhorn
- Dubbed: : French
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Unqualified, French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
- Studio : Universal Studios Home Entertainment
- Producers : Martin Brest
- ASIN : 0783226845
- Country of origin : Canada
- Writers : Bo Goldman
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #11,312 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
- Customer Reviews:
Al Pacino won his first "Best Actor" Oscar for his brilliant portrayal of an overbearing, blind retired Lieutenant Colonel who hires a young guardian (Chris O'Donnell), to assist him. It's a heart-wrenching and heartwarming tale of opposites attracting when they embark on a wild weekend trip that will change the lives of both men forever.
Hoo-ah! After seven Oscar nominations for his outstanding work in films such as The Godfather, Serpico, and Dog Day Afternoon, it's ironic that Al Pacino finally won the Oscar for his grandstanding lead performance in this 1992 crowd pleaser. As the blind, blunt, and ultimately benevolent retired Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, Pacino is both hammy and compelling, simultaneously subtle and grandly over-the-top when defending his new assistant and prep school student Charlie (Chris O'Donnell) at a disciplinary hearing. While the subplot involving Charlie's prep-school crisis plays like a sequel to Dead Poets Society, Pacino's adventurous escapades in New York City provide comic relief, rich character development, and a memorable supporting role for Gabrielle Anwar as the young woman who accepts the colonel's invitation to dance the tango. Scent of a Woman is a remake of the 1972 Italian film Profumo di donna. In addition to Pacino's award, the picture garnered Oscar nominations for director Martin Brest and for screenwriter Bo Goldman. --Jeff Shannon
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Being blind, he identifies attractive women by their perfume or cologne so his imagination has free lance.
A heartwarming friendship develops between a young college student trying to earn extra money on a Thanksgiving holiday and the disabled officer, which adds to the young fellow's education!
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Anyway, no shoot-outs here, simply a developing friendship and journey for two very different men who come together one Thanksgiving weekend.
Despite it not being my type of film, Pacino's performance was indeed engrossing, and the storyline was interesting enough to keep us hooked for the relatively long running length.
There are a few stand-out moments - the tango, the Ferrari drive and the school meeting - which make a real impact, the memories of which will linger on.
Definitely a must-see for Pacino fans and a film which will appeal to a wider audience than the type of film Pacino is probably more normally associated with.