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Notes On A Scandal (UK) (2006)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:45 am
by hengcs
Director: Richard Eyre
Cast: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett

Hmmm, I am surprised I couldnt find a thread on it. Has anyone else reviewed it (maybe in the Last Seen Movie Thread?!)

Anyway, I thought it was a simple story that was "told compellingly" by the two actresses, and the music score ...
In particular, the voice over by Judi Dench is "haunting" ... Not having the read the book, I am not sure if the movie was faithful, did a better or worse job than it ...

I thought it was a great film because at the end, despite knowing the criminal offense committed, most audience would likely pity Cate (to some extent) ... as for Judi Dench, though one can easily typecast her as the villain, one could not help but "occasionally" sympathize with/pity her ...

So, I say ... recommended