Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Director Richard Eyre

Writer Patrick Marber (screenplay), Zoe Heller (novel)

Genre Crime, Drama, Romance

Year 2006

Actors Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Tom Georgeson, Michael Maloney

IMDB : 7.4 (64,220 votes)


Description The bitter, cynical and lonely Barbara Covett is a tough and conservative teacher, near to retirement, who is loathed by her colleagues and students. In the loneliness of her apartment, she spends her spare time writing her journal, taking care of her old cat Portia and missing her special friend Jennifer Dodd. When Sheba Hart joins the high-school as the new art teacher, Barbara dedicates her attention to the newcomer, writing sharp and unpleasant comments about her behavior and clothes. When Barbara helps Sheba in a difficult situation with two students, the grateful Sheba invites her to have lunch with her family. Sheba introduces her husband and former professor Richard Hart, who is about twenty years older than she; her rebellious teenager daughter Polly; and her son Ben that has Down's Syndrome. Barbara becomes close to Sheba, but when she accidentally discovers that Sheba is having an affair with the fifteen year-old student Steven Connolly, Barbara sees the chance to manipulate and get closer to Sheba, hiding the secret from the school headmaster. When Portia dies and Sheba does not stay with Barbara in the veterinary office to see Ben in a theater play, Barbara plots a Machiavellian revenge against Sheba, creating a scandal and consequent turmoil in their lives.


  • Eugenia 2017-01-05 23:25:01
    i love judi's role in this movie!
  • Pau Michelle 2016-12-29 17:36:22
    I think Rooney Mara A.K.A Therese Belivet is the real winner here.
  • Jay G 2016-12-28 19:30:14
    damn I would this movie a few times it was okay
  • Mills J 2016-12-16 19:15:29
    i hate andrew simpson's accent.
  • Loki Mirazita 2016-10-13 06:44:57
    Loved this movie. Oscar worthy performances by both actresses.
  • Rem Henshaw 2016-10-10 19:45:04
    2 of my favorite foreign actresses
  • RedsnGreens 2016-09-28 02:42:18
    It was such a cringe-worthy movie throughout, I had to pause it several times because I couldn't believe how devious, plotting, and manipulative Judi's character was being, as well as Cate's character having an affair with a minor. What a testament to the actors, the script and the crew for making such a film; it was very unapologetic about how people can act when faced with being desperately lonely. Judi or Cate definitely should've won an Oscar.
  • Kyle L 2016-09-06 23:00:38
    Every aspiring educator should be made to watch this before pursuing their teaching certification.
  • The47hunk 2016-08-30 04:30:34
    This movie sends a powerful message of being gay and lonely. The scene with Judi Dench on a bathtub as she describes being lonely gives me goosebumps because it's so true.
  • Giuliano Demonte 2016-07-08 15:44:58
    Cate Blanchett is the only actress deserving an Oscar for every performance she's got nominated for. She's truly the best actress of all time - my opinion.
  • Giuliano Demonte 2016-07-08 12:49:37
    Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett are phenomenal in this movie. Master-class acting from both.
  • thegiantpaperpanda 2016-05-21 05:25:12
    One of my favorites!
  • davlor86 2016-05-08 06:15:42
    and the boy she slept with in the movie was really a minor in this movie, wasn't he?
  • Aird Belivet 2016-05-01 17:16:14
  • cromerbeach 2016-04-06 01:45:16
    The movie is very good
  • Smiler Milton 2016-04-04 15:09:09
    The last sentence: "we're bound by the secrets we share". This is soo pretty little liars
  • Mats Hagglund 2016-03-12 05:40:47
    Dench or/and Blanchett should have won Oscar.
  • Kitty Jee 2016-03-07 22:28:52
    anyone can upload this movie here n youtube.. i ned to watch this so badly...
  • Helen Ferrieux 2016-02-24 22:40:29
    Fabulous film - Dench & Blanchett both heart-stopping. Should both have won an Oscar. The boy isn't bad bad-looking either!
  • Vi Mendes 2016-02-07 11:54:53
    I read the book and I didn't like it so much. '-'

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