Notes on a Scandal 2006-12-25 ( current )

7.1 /10
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A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Fewer and fewer movies will be being shot on real film, because fewer and fewer movies building have film projectors. Unless of course there is an art house movie theater nearby, any watching of older, or less renowned, films, on actual film, is pretty much impossible. What is the last time that an more mature or obscure film was available at the local multi-theater megaplex? If whoever has a film copy of that older, unknown film, does not think it is lucrative enough to put it in DVD, there is little you can do about it. Soon, the only way to view films of any kind, will be through on-line streaming. Based on your point of view, this is either that natural progression of technology, or it's the end of the world.

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This is one of those films like a great pasta dish where everything is just right but somehow you still don't feel the restaurant is justified charging $21.95 for a plate of noodles and tomato sauce. The direction is top notch, Cate Blanchett as Sheba Hart is great and Bill Nighy supporting just works. As much as I usually adore Judi Dench's acting, I thought she was a little too one-dimensional in this role. But given her choice, she executed the role with the usual Dench precision. This is a twisted love triangle story with very real characters. If you're the kind that picks up the dirt rags in the checkout line at the supermarket, you'll probably love the story. I gave it a 7 on my scale. It won't blow you away, but you won't feel like you've wasted your time either.

  • Judi Dench
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Bill Nighy
  • Juno Temple
  • Max Lewis
  • Richard Eyre (Director)
  • Robert Fox (Producer)
  • Scott Rudin (Producer)
  • Philip Glass (Original Music Composer)
  • Chris Menges (Director of Photography)

Fox Searchlight Pictures


United Kingdom



Release Date:

2006-12-25 USA

Run Time:

92 min