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At Theaters: 12/27/2006 On Video: 4/17/2007
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 32 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 479986
Studio: Fox Searchlight
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A domineering and solitary teacher rules with an iron fist over her classroom at a decaying state-run secondary school in London. Her world changes when she meets the school's new art teacher. She thought she had met the kindred spirit and loyal friend she had been seeking. But she discovers that her new friend is having an affair with one of her young students.
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Thriller - Contrary to the perceptions attached to stars Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett, this is a down-and-dirty drama with lots of raunchy, scandalous elements. Themes of illicit sex involving minors and lesbianism make this a film strictly for the adults.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Judi Dench CASINO ROYALE, MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
Cate Blanchett THE GOOD GERMAN, BABEL, THE AVIATOR
Bill Nighy FLUSHED AWAY, ALEX RIDER: OPERATION STORMBREAKER
Andrew Simpson SONG FOR A RAGGY BOY
Director: Richard Eyre STAGE BEAUTY
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Production Notes Heading
Bringing Notes Of A Scandal To The Screen
The Secret Keeper
The Scandal Maker
The Betrayed Husband
The Alluring Art Student
The Film's Design And Music
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PROFANITY: 17 F-words, 2 S-words, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sexual situations with a woman and an underage boy.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Darkly humorous dialogue.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Notes on a Scandal contains interesting material and, as presented by Dench and Blanchett, the narrative gains strength and immediacy. However, the most important part of any thriller -...- is the resolution, and that's where Notes on a Scandal falls on its face.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The twists and turns of the story are noted in the acerbic diary of Barbara Covett (Dame Judi Dench), a domineering and solitary teacher who rules with an iron fist over her classroom at a decaying state-run secondary school in London. Save for her cat, Portia, Barbara lives alone, without friends or confidantes – but her world changes when she meets the school's new art teacher, Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett). Sheba appears to be the kindred spirit and loyal friend Barbara has always been seeking. But when she discovers that Sheba is having an incendiary affair with one of her young students (Andrew Simpson), their budding relationship takes an ominous turn. Now, as Barbara threatens to expose Sheba's terrible secret to both her husband (Bill Nighy) and the world, Barbara's own secrets and dark obsessions come tumbling to the fore, exposing the deceptions at the core of each of the women's lives.
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