Scent of a Woman

1992 R 2h 37m Blu-ray / DVD

Scent of a Woman

1992 R 2h 37m Blu-ray / DVD
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Hoping to earn some extra cash during the Thanksgiving holiday, a poor prep-school student agrees to look after a blind and cantankerous retired colonel. Though the two are mismatched, their relationship grows during a string of wild escapades.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this R-rated movie includes strong language, and one of the main characters is an alcoholic who constantly drinks Jack Daniels. There is talk of sex, but no sex scenes or nudity. There are some physical altercations, but no blood or gore. One character is suicidal and points a gun at his teen caretaker. In one brief scene, high school prep students are shown smoking cigarettes. Spoiled, rich teens play an expensive prank on their headmaster, and then pressure peers to lie for them.

Sexual Content

Main adult character is obsessed with women (as objects, not people) and sex and uses escort services; non-graphic discussions of sexual encounters.


Main adult character is suicidal and tells teen caretaker that he's going to blow his own brains out; adult slams a relative up against a wall and gets in a physical fight with his teen caretaker over a gun.


Strong language includes "f--k," "s--t," "goddamn," "dammit," "son of a bitch," "tits," "p---y," "piece of tail."

Social Behavior

Main adult character deals with his sad circumstances by excessive drinking and angry outbursts; rich prep school students play expensive prank on their headmaster; headmaster tries to bribe a student; one student finds himself being forced to choose between snitching or accepting a bribe; the main teen character is a responsible, level-headed kid who tries to help a suicidal man overcome his anger and fears.


Jack Daniels, Ferrari, Waldorf Astoria.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Main adult character is an alcoholic who drinks Jack Daniels throughout most of the film while his level-headed teen caretaker drinks just a single beer in one scene; prep school teens smoke cigarettes in a brief scene.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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