Friday, January 12, 2007
Sort of like Snakes on a Plane, except with a "scandal" and "notes"
I have only one complaint about Notes on a Scandal, and that is: Philip Glass needs to back the hell off. At least seven different times while watching this movie, I found myself thinking, "Okay, Philip Glass, we freaking hear you already." Despite what he and Fox Searchlight would have you believe, this is not a scenery-chewing thriller; it's something subtler and more satisfying than that. Not that Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett hold back, mind you—they give two terrific performances in a tight, smart movie that made me anxious to read the book. I won't waste your time with more notes on Notes on a Scandal. Just go see it.