Notes on a Scandal

Notes on a Scandal

Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 film about a veteran high school teacher who befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Richard Eyre
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 68 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
R (Restricted)

Sheba Hart:
What you say about me, about Richard - you're not fit to shine his shoes. And Ben, and Polly, that I'd be happier without them. Why did you do it? [slaps Barbara] Because I didn't help you collect your cat? [slaps Barbara again] You've cost me my family!

Barbara Covett:
No, no, take some responsibility! I gave you EXACTLY what you wanted! You'd still be stuck in that marriage without me.

Sheba Hart:

Barbara Covett:
You can't accept it yet, but...

Sheba Hart:
You think I wanted to be here with you?

Barbara Covett:
You need me, I'm your friend!

Sheba Hart:
You put me in prison, I could get TWO years!

Barbara Covett:
They'll fly by! I'll visit you every week! We've so much life to live together!

Sheba Hart:
You think this is a love affair? A relationship? What, sticky gold stars, and - and a strand of my hair? A sticker from Pizza Express? It's a flat in the Archway Road and you think you're Virginia frigging Woolf! And where did you get my hair? Did you pluck it from the bath with some special f***ing tweezers?

Barbara Covett:
You know it's rude to read a person's diary, it's private!

Sheba Hart:
We're not companions! We're not friends! You don't even like me!

Barbara Covett:
That's not true, I only have tender feelings for you, only love!

Sheba Hart:
You're barking, f***ing mad. You don't know how to love. You have never, your whole life. Me, Jennifer Dodd. You're nothing but waste and disappointment! You bitter old virgin. You're lonely for a reason. They loathed you at school, all of them. I was the idiot who bothered, but only because no one told me you're a f***ing vampire! So what is it, Bar? You want to roll around the floor like lovers? You want to f*** me, Barbara?

Barbara Covett:
Please don't diminish our...

Sheba Hart:
Our WHAT? What?

Barbara Covett:
Give it back. I know you! Selfish and vain, you think you have a divine right! You don't belong in the world, you belong here! You big baby!

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