Oscar Week ’09: My Favourite Non-Winners – Scent of a Woman

While 1992’s Scent of a Woman never picked up Best Picture, it’s notable for being the film in which Al Pacino finally won a Best Actor Oscar.

The film stars Chris O’Donnell as a prep-school student, who gets a job to watch over retired blind army Colonel Frank Slade (played by Pacino) over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The two end up heading to New York, where Slade plans to have a last hurrah before ending his life.

Both characters become new people throughout the film and the film is definitely a wonderful journey (and one of my personal favourites).


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).