Driven by an extravagant, tour-de-force performance by Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman is the story of Frank Slade (Pacino), a blind, retired army colonel who hires Charlie Simms (Chris O'Donnell), a poor college student on the verge of expulsion, to take care of him over Thanksgiving weekend. At the beginning of the weekend, Frank takes Charlie to New York, where he reveals to the student that he intends to visit his family, have a few terrific meals, sleep with a beautiful woman and, finally, commit suicide. The film follows the mis-matched pair over the course of the weekend, as they learn about life through their series of adventures. Though the story is a little contrived and predictable, it pulls all the right strings, thanks to O'Donnell's sympathetic supporting role and Pacino's powerful lead performance, for which he won his first Academy Award. Scent of a Woman is based on the 1975 Italian film Profumo Di Donna.~Stephen Thomas Erlewine
I would definitely recommend to family and friends.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
I have not opened the movie package yet.
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
I have seen this movie before, bought the DVD at Bestbuy.com, and have not yet opened the DVD case. The outside of it looks beautiful, so I can't wait to open it. I am doing this review because this is the second time I got an email requesting a review. I haven't had time to open it.