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.

  1. Richard Eyre


  2. Zoe Heller


  3. Patrick Marber


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  1. Judi Dench

    Judi Dench

    Barbara Covett

  2. Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett

    Sheba Hart

  3. Bill Nighy

    Bill Nighy

    Richard Hart

  4. Juno Temple

    Juno Temple

    Polly Hart

  5. Max Lewis

    Max Lewis

    Ben Hart

  6. Andrew Simpson

    Andrew Simpson

    Steven Connolly

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $49,469,904.00


Release Information

  • December 25, 2006
    R, Theatrical



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A review by badelf

By 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... read the rest.

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