Notes on a Scandal

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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.

Who Stars in Notes on a Scandal

Judi Dench
Barbara Covett

Judi Dench

Cate Blanchett
Sheba Hart

Cate Blanchett

Bill Nighy
Richard Hart

Bill Nighy

Juno Temple
Polly Hart

Juno Temple

Max Lewis
Ben Hart

Max Lewis

Andrew Simpson
Steven Connolly

Andrew Simpson


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Review for Notes on a Scandal

Author: badelf

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.


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Production


Fox Searchlight Pictures

DNA Films


UK Film Council


BBC Films

Scott Rudin Productions

Ingenious Film Partners


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2006-12-25

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 32 mins

Budget
$ 15,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 49,469,904.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 34,469,904.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/NOAS/

Genres
Drama Romance

Keywords
sex adultery based on novel or book infidelity secret obsession blackmail seduction friendship stalker love loneliness teacher conservative student teenager relationship art extramarital affair journal


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