Notes on a Scandal

Discussion in 'Movie Lounge' started by DYohn, May 17, 2007.

  1. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    Watched this outstanding film last night. Judy Densch has more acting ability in her left eye than any dozen young actors working today have combined. This is a tour de force performance from Dame Judy in a very challenging role. Also good are Bill Nighy and Cate Blanchett - although Cate has been much better - and a surprisingly good small role performance from a young British actress named Juno Temple as the daughter. This is a troubling film full of psychological and moral tension exploring sometimes taboo themes such as pedophilia, female predatory behavior, betrayal and forgiveness. I expected this to be a typical Hollywood "chick flick" but was pleased to see it is much more than that; indeed, I suspect women may find this film much more troubling than will men. I completely enjoyed it and thought it was much too short at 1 hr 35 minutes.

    Highly recommended, a five-star film in my opinion, Notes is worthy of your Netflix queue.
  2. stephenj

    stephenj Active Member

    yeah, i saw this in the theater months ago and my impression was pretty much the same, though i thought cate was equal to dench - together they wove a splendid little tale.

    highly recommended indeed.

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