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Notes on a Scandal

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Notes on a Scandal

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
92 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/25/06
performer:
Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Alice Bird, Bill Nighy
director:
Richard Eyre
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author:
Patrick Marber
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C-

Sensationally nasty and clever. Cate Blanchett is the art teacher who sleeps with a teenage student, and Judi Dench, in a scary, funny, towering performance, is the spinster with a fixed frown who befriends Blanchett and blackmails her. The film’s true note of scandal is the way it presents Dench’s Barbara as a lesbian of exotic treachery.

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