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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NOTES ON A SCANDAL (2006)




Director:
Richard Eyre

Writer:
Patrick Marber

Starring:
Judi Dench
Cate Blanchett
Andrew Simpson and others

Notes On A Scandal is a well meaning movie but I didn't really enjoy it completely. The last thirty minutes are tense and very good but otherwise the movie takes too long to build up. Judi Dench is truly sensational as  a disturbed woman, adding an extra bit of crazy by using her wealth of experience for the good. Blanchett is memorable and frankly these two performances are what keeps one interested in this affair. The writing is tight though the voice overs that Dench had were a little to philosophical for their own good. 

Pranit’s Rating: 6/10