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Scent of a Woman



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: R

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.

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.

PROFANITY 8 - Approximately 26 F-words, 6 references to the female and male anatomy, 6 sexual references, 20 scatological terms. [profanity glossary]

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.

Special Keywords: S2 - V3 - P8 - MPAAR

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