Becky and I went to see Notes on a Scandal yesterday at the AMC movie theater in Highlands Ranch. The Fandango website at Notes on a Scandal describes the movie as follows:
“Barbara Covett (Judi Dench), a veteran teacher at St. George’s, senses a kindred spirit in Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), the school’s new art teacher. The charismatic younger woman draws Barbara, and the two become friends. Then she learns of Sheba’s illicit affair with a teenage student and becomes the keeper of the explosive secret. Based on the novel ”What Was She Thinking?” by Zoë Heller.”
Notes on a Scandal is up for a few awards, including 2006 Academy Award Nominations (4) : Best Actress (Judi Dench), Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score. We figured it would be a pretty good movie with that kind of star power and nominations from the Academy. We’re we wrong. This movie was lame.
We were expecting more of a thriller or mystery based on the Previews instead of a drama. This is definitely a drama and it doesn’t take long to lose interest in this film. It’s about a middle aged school teacher (Cate Blanchett) who is bored with her life, her marriage and her children, so she has an affair with her good looking 15 year old student.
There is another teacher, played by Judi Dench, who is a lonely old lady that befriends the younger teacher and discovers her friends affair with the student. We then learn that this old teacher is a lesbian and she wants to have an affair with the younger teacher.
Notes on a Scandal is definitely one to skip all together regardless of how much the Hollywood elite liked it. The movie stinks!
John – * Don’t Bother
Becky – * Don’t Bother
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