Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench

My last movie recommendation before the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards.

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><a href="">Richard Eyre’s</a> “Notes on a Scandal” stands out most for its fabulous acting. Ever since <a href="">Jim Jarmusch’s</a> “<a href="">Coffee & Cigarettes</a>” I consider <a href="">Cate Blanchett</a> to be one of the most talented actors. Of course, <a href="">Judi Dench’s</a> abilities are never called into question either. Not to undermine <a href="">Bill Nighy</a> who doesn't get as much screen time but one of the best scenes. </span></p>    <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Sometimes I wonder: if I become aware of great acting while watching a film, doesn’t it mean it was too obviously ‘Acting’ and I’ve been pulled out of the movie? In this case I never felt pulled out – I was just amazed at how real all these extreme emotions came across. <span style=""> </span>There is an especially truthful moment when the husband and wife stand by the door – quite heart-wrenching (you’ll know when it happens). </span></p>    <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">A fantastic film for adults with themes of mid-life and the relationships of full adults. How rare and precious. Yet never a dull moment; with twists and turns and suspense “N</span><a href="javascript:void(0)" onclick="return false;" tabindex="7"><span></span></a><span style="font-family:Verdana;">otes on a Scandal” never comes across as a preachy, moral tale for grown-ups.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><a href="">On IMDb</a><br /><a href="">On Rotten Tomatoes</a><br /><a href=";trkid=189530">On Netflix</a><br /><a href="">Official Site<br /></a></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p>

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