February 16, 2014

Scent of a Woman

from my 100 Popular Movies Marathon, part 19 of 100

Scent of a Woman, 1992. A teenager looks after a blind asshole for a weekend.

Directed by Martin Brest. Written by Bo Goldman, based on a film written by Ruggero Maccari & Dino Risi, based on a novel by Giovanni Arpino. Starring Al Pacino & Chris O'Donnell, with James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar & Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Concept: D
Story: C
Characters: B
Dialog: B
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: A
Music: C
Enjoyment: It could have easily been an hour shorter. When it's not boring, it's usually unpleasant. O'Donnell's character is sympathetic, but he's helpless, so you just have to watch him suffer for two hours before things start to turn around. C

GPA: 2.2/4

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