Notes on a Scandal

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Download Movie Notes on a ScandalBarbara Covett is a veteran and cynical schoolteacher who is close to retirement. She is barely tolerated by her less brilliant and acerbic colleagues who know nothing about her private life which consists mainly of taking care of Portia, her aging cat, and spending countless hours alone. The only means she has found to take the edge off her desperate loneliness is writing in her journal. When Sheba Hart, a younger, attractive woman, joins the faculty as an art teacher, Barbara watches her from afar and has nothing but caustic things to say in her diary about her clothing and her care-free manner. Despite her disdain for this woman, Barbara finds herself reaching out to her. Sheba responds by inviting her to dinner at her house to meet Sheba's lecturer husband, who is twenty years her senior, and their two children, a sexy and rebellious 16-year-old daughter and a younger boy with Downs Syndrome. Instead of opening herself to these people, Barbara immediately sees them as competition to be beaten in the battle for Sheba's attention. Later, when Barbara discovers her new friend in a classroom having sex with Steven, a 15-year-old from the school who has artistic talent; she realizes that knowledge of this secret gives her power over Sheba which she can use for her own purposes. Barbara promises to not tell anyone but insists that the affair must end immediately. Sheba says she will but finds herself drawn back to the boy again and again. Sheba seems uneasy with Barbara's friendship and is appalled when she discovers the older woman might have a sexual interest in her. The tenuous relationship between the two women reaches a crisis point when Barbara's cat is dying and she asks Sheba to go with her to the vet. She chooses to go with her family to see their son in a play instead. In revenge, Barbara sets in motion the scandal that will rock both their lives in ways they never imagined.


Judi Dench as Barbara Covett
Cate Blanchett as Sheba Hart
Tom Georgeson as Ted Mawson
Michael Maloney as Sandy Pabblem
Joanna Scanlan as Sue Hodge
Shaun Parkes as Bill Rumer
Emma Kennedy as Linda
Syreeta Kumar as Gita
Andrew Simpson as Steven Connolly
Philip Davis as Brian Bangs
Wendy Nottingham as Elaine Clifford
Tameka Empson as Antonia Robinson
Leon Skinner as Davis
Bill Nighy as Richard Hart
Juno Temple as Polly Hart
Richard Eyre

What a treat to see three of the best actors of our time in the same movie! Judy Dench is an international treasure, Cate Blanchett never looked better or more convincing a character created in one of his other films, and I was lucky enough to discover Bill Nighy on Broadway in "The Vertical Hour" with Julianne Moore, the night before the I saw "Notes on a Scandal" and now wants to see everything he does. superlative creator of a character. "Notes on a Scandal" tells us much about the "British" penchant for relishing "scandals" (who invented the press) and also about the strange intersection of relations that have become almost a common reality in the contemporary world. Both Blanchett and Dench (as Sheba and Barbara) teach at the same Islington secondary school. And both, in very different ways, embark on "inappropriate" relationships that create confusion in their lives and the lives of their community. Judy Dench conveys the desperate loneliness of his life and character of a remarkable scene of her smoking a cigarette in a bathtub is the distinction between the kind of loneliness - an old, unattractive, not only with women in real life connections - and more sustainable types of loneliness that many of us share. This is a fascinating film that moves crisply from one scene to the next, just a few keystrokes on the road. A must see.
Judi Dench and Cate Blanchet played both Queen Elizabeth I's fierce in his career here and fight for the crown in a match that is as entertaining as it is discordant. Two women in a civilized break patterns of uncivilized behavior. A story with a highbrow tabloid sensibility made with truth and taste. Bette Davis would have killed to Judi Dench for her party at the time of Baby Jane, and although there was nothing grotesque in the way in which Dame Judy presents his monster, the monster itself is ludicrous. She explains in a witty and coherent voice over what is in your mind. The center of your intentions to be so terribly clear that Cate Blanchet slow to catch becomes exasperating. Perhaps its suffocating domestic situation of his spear into the arms of his nonsense. She seems a woman in search of validation without any real vocation. A teacher who thinks he can not teach, a mediocre wife a lightweight mother. Judi Dench is relentlessly strong in the madness of his longing and fear. I left the theater with a desperate need for a double whiskey on the rocks, just to take a strange taste in my mouth.

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