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Notes on a Scandal

Genre: Drama; Starring: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Alice Bird, Bill Nighy; Director: Richard Eyre; Author: Patrick Marber; Release Date Limited: 12/25/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 92; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Sensationally nasty and clever. Cate Blanchett is the art teacher who sleeps with a teenage student, and Judi Dench, in a scary, funny, towering performance, is the spinster with a fixed frown who befriends Blanchett and blackmails her. The film’s true note of scandal is the way it presents Dench’s Barbara as a lesbian of exotic treachery.