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.
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Rated R for language and some aberrant sexual content.
Teacher, Student, Cat, Friend, Art Teacher
DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital
Melodrama, Psychological Drama
Blackmail, Infidelity, Scandals and Cover-ups, Dangerous Attraction, Keeping a Secret, Stalkers, Faltering Friendships, Teachers and Students, Voyeurs
Tense, Lurid, Sexual, Ominous
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Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 British psychological thriller-drama film, adapted from the 2003 novel of the same name by Zoë Heller. The screenplay was written by Patrick Marber and the film was directed by Richard Eyre. The soundtrack was composed by Philip Glass.
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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Directed by Richard Eyre
Genres - Drama | Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Psychological Drama | Release Date - Dec 22, 2006 (USA - Limited) | Run Time - 91 min. | Countries - UK, USA | MPAA Rating - R
Synopsis by Mark Deming
Lust, jealousy, and revenge come cloaked in the guise of friendship in this psychological drama. Barbara Covett (Judi Dench) is a history teacher at a high school in London; while elderly Barbara is very bright, she's also severe and domineering, with a strong personality that tends to put people off. Barbara also takes a voyeuristic delight in recording the actions of those around her in her diary in the most minute detail. When Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), a bright and attractive woman in her mid-thirties, is hired as the school's new art teacher, Barbara believes she may have found someone worthy of her friendship, though she's soon disappointed to discover that Sheba has a husband and two children, a lifestyle that she finds offensively bourgeois. However, Barbara's obsessive interest in Sheba is rewarded when the younger teacher confesses that one of her students, Steven (Andrew Simpson), has developed an obviously sexual interest in her. However, in fact, Steven's crush on Sheba is hardly one-sided, and in time Barbara discover that the two have been making love on a regular basis for months. When circumstances turn Barbara against Sheba, she uses what she knows about the affair to destroy the life of her "friend." Based on the novel by Zoe Heller, Notes on a Scandal also stars Bill Nighy.
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Rated R for language and some aberrant sexual content
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