The friendship between an elderly jealous
school teacher and a younger art teacher is threatened when she
learns her friend has been sleeping with one of her 15-year-old
students, starting a chain of events that could potentially destroy
both their lives--like blackmail.
What makes this movie work are the powerhouse
performances by Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett.
They will blow you away. Don't be surprised
if both get year-end nominations.
Notes on a Scandal
is well worth checking out.
It's a character study in unpredictable
human behavior when Cate Blanchett is blackmailed into an obsessive
friendship with Judi Dench after having an affair with one of
And although some may find the plot objectionable,
this one is all about the acting.
A fine ensemble cast rounds out the corners
of this square peg of a thriller, making it one of the best-acted
films in a long time.
The movie, Notes on a Scandal, is
torn from the tabloid headlines.
The story explores the unpredictability
of human behavior when jealousy and blackmail become involved.
It's a real shake-up in the classroom when
a bitter spinster sets her sights on a fellow educator with secrets
of her own.
The film emerges as a remarkable control
and character study.