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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ok.so i watched it again.i don't know..i really admire judi's and cate's performances.but yes, i'm touchy about this uncomfortable gay subtext,i admit. now,i don't think that the film is homophobic,but ridiculously,it's dench's character who is homophobic(who's obviously a lesbian).
Notes on a scandal shows how manipulation can be used for self gain. The film is a dark twisted almost lovers tale. It's hard to distinguish which character is truly evil as they both have so much to win and lose. A fantastic film!
You know you have a good movie, when you forget you're watching actors. Even better because it didn't disappoint until it finished. Judy Dench and Cate Blanchett sure was quite the explosive combination. What amazing performances! I like how the characters aren't exactly what you thought they would be. It steered clear from all the clichés thanks to a good story development and great acting.