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R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
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 younger woman's charisma intensely draws in the older, and the two become friends. Then Barbara learns of Sheba's affair with a teenage student and becomes the keeper of the explosive secret.

Cast: Cate Blanchett , Judi Dench , Bill Nighy , Tameka Empson , Max Lewis , Andrew Simpson , Juno Temple , Alice Bird

Director: Richard Eyre

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Release Date: December 27th, 2006|1 hr. 38 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If you want to see explosive acting, just watch Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett ignite in this film version of Zoe Heller's 2003 novel. show more

  • 100
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Notes on a Scandal won't be everyone's cup of tea. But if you like your films strong, this one is not to be missed. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Notes on a Scandal may be disturbing, but it is a potent and captivating account of misconduct and betrayal. show more

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