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Notes on a Scandal

With an Oscar-nominated screenplay by Patrick Marber ('Closer'), adapted from the novel by Zoe Heller, this dark psychological drama stars a magnetic Judi Dench as lonely, acid-tongued schoolteacher, Barbara Covett, who develops an unhealthy obsession with new art teacher, Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett). Sheba appears to have it all, a loving husband and family, beauty, intelligence and middle class comfort, but when Barabara discovers the object of her desire in the arms of a fiteen-year-old student her admiration turns to disillusionment. However it's not long before she realises this indiscretion is a secret that gives her great power. A squirm-inducing tale of social envy with two powerhouse actresses at the top of their game.

Year: 2006
Genre: Drama, Based on..., Amy's Favourites
Country: UK
Director: Richard Eyre
Starring: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Tom Georgeson, Michael Maloney, Shaun Parkes, Joanna Scanlan, Bill Nighy
Duration: 88 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.
7.4/10
Location in store: Drama

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