Wednesday, December 27, 2006
"Notes on a Scandal" brilliantly tells a story about two teachers in a British high school. Judi Dench plays the older teacher who "makes notes" on a secret she discovers about a new art teacher in school. Friendship becomes obsession; she goes on a conquest of her mind game.
What can I say? There is only one Judi Dench. She can be enough reason for us to see this film. She is absolutely fantastic creating this aging jealousy yet powerful character. It's fascinating to watch how the relationship between these two main characters develops with twists and turns.
The music is a very important to this film to create dramatic effects. Sometimes it's a little over the top. And the plot is not flawless. For example, how in the world Judi Dench can be so lucky to find out the secret but not everybody else in the school? Even Judi Dench has been actively searching for details of her interest, I don't think that's possible. But luckily, this film is about these characters and not much about what the secret is and who discovers it. And once again, Judi Dench for Oscar!
My rating: 9 out of 10.