Notes on a Scandal
I'm smaller but tougher than you!
This award-winning movie is set at a posh London school, where an elderly teacher looks down her nose at most other people. When a new young woman joins the staff, the matron decides to give her some tips on dealing with the kids. To her horror, she later learns that the young woman is having an affair with one of the 15 year old boys. When attempts to kill the relationship fail, the elderly woman puts plan B into action, which has far-reaching implications for all concerned.
90 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language, Sex)
Drama, Female interest, On the art circuit
Where's it showing?
Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Tom Georgeson, Michael Maloney, Joanna Scanlan, Shaun Parkes, Emma Kennedy, Syreeta Kumar, Andrew Simpson
|Screenplay||Patrick Marber, from the novel by Zoe Heller|
|Editing||John Bloom, Antonia van Drimmelen|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||BBC Films, DNA Films, Scott Rudin Productions, UK Film Council|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Strong, frequent, in context|
|Comments||Powerful drama with distinctly adult themes. Parents should be aware that the theme involves an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and pupil.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|What the Critics say|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith||15|
|Die BurgerJeanne Hugo||15|
|Cape TimesCarina Chocano||10|
|The CitizenBruce Dennill||14|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||20|
|BBC (UK)Stella Papamichael||15|
|Box Office (USA)Annlee Ellingson||8|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman||15|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||13|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers||15|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 70%||14|
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