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Notes on a Scandal
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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)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
December 13th, 2007

She's the one I have waited for.

This is one part horror film and partly a commentary of sociological events that are all to common in this country right now.

After an almost exclusively male role as sexual predators, we hear more and more stories of female teachers who have prey upon children. Debra Lefebvre is in trouble again and Mary Kay Letourneau, Catherine Paul, and here in Florida, Jennifer Tarkenton was just arrested for having sex with a 14-year-old boy. She could have waited another couple of years as 16 is the age of consent in most states (Males should teach in Iowa or South Carolina as 14 is legal - and we give these people preference in selecting our President?) See Cate Blanchett trapped in that scenario, we cannot feel sorry for her, but I can celebrate a dramatically outstanding performance.

I can also experience some schadenfruede as she gets to be the prey in the horror portion of the film.

Judi Dench was also magnificent as the predator who sought out young women to satisfy her lusts. No laws broken, but she was scary as hell in a Dracula role.

Kudos also to Bill Nighy as the suffering husband. Super performance.

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Dec 13, 2007 3:07 PM
I haven't seen this yet but I think its on the schedule for this weekend....I just love Dame Judy.
Movie Addict
Dec 13, 2007 4:04 PM
She is creepily magnificent.

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