I just saw 'Notes on a Scandal', with Cate Blanchett and Judi Densch.
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I must say, it was a great show. What kind of movie is it? What kind of genre would describe it? Well, I guess I would have to call it either black comedy or psychodrama - not that anyone dies, but it definitely raises your level of concern.
It also illustrates the character of the British school system. Holy moley, it's in a shambles - although I'd read that previously. They have uniforms, but the kids are still raising hell and going nuts. I would never want to teach there, no more than I'd want to go back to teaching here. What a mess.
The story is based loosely on that of Kathy LeTourneou (I might have spelled that incorrectly), who committed a similar criminal offense years ago in the midwestern USA. This one's set in contemporary Britain.
This movie has enough taboo-breaking to go around for everybody. It also has a very fetching shot of Cate Blanchett on the porcelain throne, sexy bare-legged. Ooh, yeah. I bring great evil, thong-wearer! (evil grin)
I'll have to see Pan's Labyrinth next. I had intended to watch two movies today, but I don't have enough energy.
In any case, I do highly recommend 'Notes from a Scandal', with five stars. It will certainly keep your attention.