Left Header Right Header
Header 3a   Header Right End A Header Right End B Space
Header Left 3b
Movie Reviews Movie Trivia
FREE Membership MatchFlick Friday - Win Free DVDs

Member Login  [help]
Member Trends
 Top 10 List
 Exclusive Interviews
 Horror Club
 Zombie Club
Movie News
 Current News
 News Archives
Message Board
 Go To The Forum
Cool Statistics
 Member Stats
 Trivia Stats
Columns   [more]
 Have You Been Sp...
 But Can She Act?...
 They're Not The ...
 Time Does Fly Wh...
 Column Archives
Popular Movies  [more]
 World War Z
 Mission Impossible 4
 Twilight Breaking Dawn
Popular People  [more]
 Leonardo DiCaprio
 Megan Fox
 Tom Cruise
 Join for FREE
 About MatchFlick
 Privacy Policy
 Guess That Scene
 RSS Feeds
MatchFlick Member Reviews
Notes on a Scandal
10 reviews

review this movie

read all reviews

Movie Details

view all movie information
Directed By
Richard Eyre

Written By:
Patrick Marber

Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Georgeson, Michael Maloney, Shaun Parkes, Philip Davis, Wendy Nottingham, Bill Nighy, Joanna Scanlan, Juno Temple, Emma Kennedy, Syreeta Kumar, Andrew Simpson, Leon Skinner, Tameka Empson

Notes on a Scandal (2006)
email this review to a friend

Movie Review by MissMovieFan
June 11th, 2007

***This may contain spoilers***

"Notes on a Scandal" is based on Zoe Heller's 2003 novel about a teacher who has an illicit affair with her 15 year old student and the effect this has on her relationship with a bitter, older teacher who has romantic intentions of her own. Excellent performances all round. The stellar cast includes Judi Dench as the lonely schoolmarm and mentor; Cate Blanchett as the fragile, naive new art teacher looking for a confidant; and Bill Nighy as her droll, self-amused husband. For some, the relationship between Sheba and her student/lover is the most interesting, but for me, the Barbara/Sheba relationship was far more intriguing.

This was the most deliciously wicked, witty and most brutally succinct script I've come across in a long time. Patrick Marber (who also wrote "Closer") did a fantastic job. The clever use of the voice-overs really enhanced the dialogue. "Notes" was beautifully filmed in North London. Philip Glass's score is absolutely brilliant (better than The Illusionist). Good direction as well by Richard Eyre, who worked with Judi Dench before, in "Iris". "Notes" is a powerful drama that will shock, thrill and move you. It is one of the most honest, unflinching looks at loneliness, longing and delusion I have ever seen on the screen. Don't let the horrible trailer or disturbing subject matter deter you. This movie is a must see! I give it 5 stars.

email this review to a friend

Comment on this Review:

Sorry, you must be a member to add comments to reviews.

Join or Login.

Subscribe to MatchFlick Movie Reviews through RSS

  Terms of Use | Press | Contact Us
Partnership and Advertising Opportunities | Movie Database | Merchandise

©2004-2017 MatchFlick®. All rights reserved.

Web Analytics