Friday, April 26, 2013

Notes on a Scandal

2006 British Feature

Cast: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Juno Temple, Tom Georgeson, Michael Maloney, Joanna Scanlan, Shaun Parkes and Andrew Simpson
Director: Richard Eyre
Writer: Patrick Marber, based on the novel by Zoƫ Heller

A veteran high school teacher takes an interest in the new art teacher, and manipulates her when she discovers her scandalous secret.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 87% / Audience: 81%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 73% / Audience: 8.0%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Academy Award nominations for Best Actress (Dench), Supporting Actress (Blanchett), Adapted Screenplay and Original Score.
  • BAFTA Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film; also nominated for Best Actress (Dench) and Adapted Screenplay.
  • Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Audience Award.
  • British Independent Film Awards for Best Actress (Dench) and Screenplay.
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Picture, Actress (Dench) and Supporting Actress (Blanchett).
  • Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress (Dench), Supporting Actress (Blanchett) and Screenplay.
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actress (Dench) and Supporting Actress (Blanchett).

  • The original novel was retitled What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal for its American publication.
  • Casting Call: Nicholas Hoult.

OMG Movie #102

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