With Honors (1994)
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Harvard University graduate Alek Keshishian directed this tale about a homeless man who teaches some snotty Harvard students a thing or two about real life. Monty (Brendan Fraser) is a self-absorbed graduate student who is obsessed with finishing his thesis on government so that he can satisfy his demanding teacher, Professor Pitkannan (Gore Vidal). When Monty loses his precious thesis in the basement of the library's heating plant, it is found by a homeless man living there, Simon (Joe Pesci).
Apr 29, 1994 Wide
May 18, 1999
Warner Home Video
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This movie is predictable from scene one, though that wouldn't be a problem if it had a good script, good performances and solid direction. But it doesn't.
A politically correct, vastly sentimental and ultimately insincere saga of the friendship between a kind homeless man, played by Joe Pesci, and a guilt-ridden Harvard student, played byBrendan Frazer.
Obviously inspired by the success of Scent of a Woman, this one could have been called Scent of a Bum.
Well meaning drama but oversimplifies a lot and plays the death card too easily.
One of the few films I've ever walked out on. Pesci and Fraser serve up unsympathetic and grating characters.
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