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My Best Ever Watched Movie

Updated on October 20, 2016
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The father and son enjoying a good laugh.
The father and son enjoying a good laugh.
Barbara Covett  was upset with Sheba Hart.
Barbara Covett was upset with Sheba Hart.
The first invitation to Sheba's home and the meeting with Richard Hart as he opened up  the door to Barbara's careful knock.
The first invitation to Sheba's home and the meeting with Richard Hart as he opened up the door to Barbara's careful knock.

An affair ruined a Marriage

I watched Notes on a Scandal. In this British movie Judi Dench, played the role of Barbara Covett, a semi-retired history teacher from a London school.

Cate Blanchett played her role as Sheba Hart. An art school teacher who was married to a much older man(Billy Nighy, played Richard Hart).

They have two children a son named Ben, a Down Syndrome child, and a daughter, Polly who is faced with relationship issues. As like most teenagers, her life too, is slightly troubled.

Over time the art teacher forms a sexual affair with a fifteen year old student (Andrew Simpson) who played his role as Steve Connolly.

He begins his flirtatious moments toward the art teacher that occurred during the art lessons.

Sheba starts an affair with a young boy and it goes on for while until she is caught out by Barbara Covett.

The secret remains between the two women until everything falls apart in their close friendship.

Sheba and Barbara had talked about the affair after confrontation, and Sheba agreed to end the affair immediately.

However, the affair did not end as planned. Barbara got quite upset when she realized the affair was not over between Sheba and Andrew Simpson.

Two friends who grew very close with a secret at hand and spent lots of time together were about to find out the real reason for being together that long.

When Barbara's cat got very ill and had to be put down all breaks loose with Sheba and Barbara.

''A friend in need is a friend indeed,'' but in this case when Barbara demanded that Sheba accompany her to the vet as she needed emotional support.

Everything changed when Sheba could not be there for Barbara. .

Barbara chose that moment to reveal the secret to someone else, a male teacher of the same school.

When the male teacher one day stopped by at Barbara's house to inquire about Sheba to say that he finds Sheba attractive and that he has an eye for her. The secret is automatically revealed to him about the affair with the fifteen year old student.

Once the secret became public all hell exploded for Sheba and family. Her husband was devastated and was so torn up that he just broke down.

He trusted his wife and she felt neglected instead of speaking to her husband about her needs she started an affair with a fifteen year old student.

  • The daughter was not impressed either.

Barbara on the other hand lied about not knowing of the affair from the beginning and her behavior in an involvement with another female.

There was a court case due to Sheba having an affair with a minor. It led to an earlier retirement for Barbara.

The affair came into light after Barbara let out what she no longer felt like keeping to herself and the whole situation was made to believe like Steve Connolly had made the confession to his mother.

In Barbara's mind she wanted more than a friendship from Sheba.

After staying over at Barbara's house to get away from her family Sheba finally found out the reason for Barbara's behavior and that destroyed their ''so called,'' friendship.

The lies and manipulation just went further and further making the two women fall out with each other. Sheba went back to her family.

Barbara Covett had full control over Sheba Hart. She held on to that opportunity to get into the mind of Sheba as she had wanted to all along.

I found this movie to be one of my best ever watched. It showed me how marriages can fall apart so easily with such stupidity.

Trust can be lost and also gained over time if possible in a relationship.

Sheba went back to her family and her husband gladly accepted her back showing they will start all over again as a family.

A woman who felt neglected by her husband and after spending ten years caring for her son with Down syndrome, Sheba felt like most of her life was taken away in taking care of her son.

She did not see that husband and wife relationship going anywhere in her life just taking care of the kids. Also, the lack of attention from her husband did make her feel very sad.

The poor communication skills ruined her marriage. There was no alone time for him and her and that made a difference to their marriage.

She found some kind of fulfillment with the fifteen year old boy which was her lowest point to have an affair with her student.

It is not always understood of why most couples who have everything and still choose to drift apart. Irrespective of what they have, be it a big fancy home and a loving family. There is often something that causes two people to leave each other and seek someone from another generation or culture.

  • The satisfaction of two partners often disappears.

Two people who find each other and be it from any part of the world, if they love each other then the sky is the limit.

In this case Sheba had a ten month sentence as her punishment for having a sexual relationship with a minor.

Barbara was a tough-minded person to be with and talk to. Sheba had no one to talk to and had no choice but to pay attention to lonely Barbara Covett.

Students and colleagues disliked Barbara Covett for her manipulative ways and as a spinster Barbara's behavior was much different.

  • Do you not find that unmarried woman or spinsters have very different behaviors?

Barbara kept a journal and wrote her true thoughts in this journal about her friend Sheba.

Bill Nighy played the role of Richard Hart the husband of Sheba, the beautiful blonde.

The art teacher wanted to feel alive again. Something she had lost in her marriage due to the hardship of caring for her children.

On the other side there is the manipulative nearly retired history teacher.

After a few visits to Sheba's home Barbara became too close and too needy.

The lives of two women become unraveled and secrets became an open book.

The lonely woman was bitter and cold toward Sheba and the secret shocked the daughter played by Juno Temple, acted as Polly Hart.

Her mother had an affair with a fifteen year old that was too much to cope with. She had her own issues with her boyfriend it too made her feel at a complete loss.

Betrayal often leads to hatred and that is exactly what happened here.

Both woman lost their connection and showed their hatred for each other through their experiences.

Barbara Covett showed Sheba the true meaning of life.

She wanted Sheba to get away from her family and used this behavior of Sheba to allow for such betrayal.

In other words Barbara had a cunning concept to lure Sheba into another world that only Barbara knew about.

The whole concept is about two women in their own lonely places who became fragile. They had relationships which were turned down by their lifestyles.

Obsession and loneliness explains the behaviors of two greatly talented actresses.

I really enjoyed this movie the two women faced with such challenges and what transpires between them is involving.

The plot was extraordinary and each step went forward from one to another thrilling moment.

The relationship formed between two school teachers leads to more than you would have ever dreamed of.

The grown woman and a teenage boy is an unthinkable act. Her ideas showed desperation.

Feeling lonely and the lack of everything else in her marriage made her go so far with someone that young.

Frustration built-up and she had to let herself go to someone who gave her the attention and that feeling of being alive again.

Even though Sheba had family and friends there were still a part of her that felt so lonely and she found her way of fulfilling that void.

I watched Notes on a Scandal alone to understand the actual meaning of the movie and I very much enjoyed the viewing.

  • My best review is to watch Notes on a Scandal to know more.

Notes on a Scandal

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Devika, this sounds very interesting, I will watch in when I get the chance, but when I start to watch it I may remember what you have written in your hub and think that I have seen it it.

      Very interesting, voted up, interesting and shared.

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      Rachael O'Halloran 3 years ago from United States

      #Great detail of this movie will make people to decide to watch it. Your observations are interesting and when we see the movie in our area RedBox movies, I will put it on our list of movies to see.

      Good hub of interesting review. Voted up and interesting

      Rachael

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 3 years ago from Georgia

      Seems like a really good movie!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I'll be looking out for this movie, Devika. I had not heard of it previously, I don't believe.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Devika, that was a very good review. I haven't heard of the movie and it isn't the usual subject matter that I would watch, but it does have a wonderful cast so I am sure it is worth watching as they can pick and choose their roles. Interesting.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you for the review of a movie I have not seen. I will definitely watch it.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I will watch it, good job.

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      mosaicman 3 years ago from Tampa Bay, Fl

      This was an amazing movie. I picked it up at Big Lots, watched it, and was pleasantly surprised. Dench and Blanchett were great together. Over the last couple of years there have been a significant amount of incidents in the West Florida area where the female teacher has had relations with a minor. Would definitely recommend the movie. Nice hub too.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Shyron I tried my best to give you a vision of the movie I so enjoyed watching thank you for the votes up, interesting and for sharing.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Rachael I found this movie very interesting so enjoyed watching it alone your kindness is always appreciated thank you for the vote up and shared have a lovely Sunday.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      VictoriaSheffield thank you

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway there is always a first time to know and when you do I hope you enjoy it as much as I have thank you

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Jodah Notes on a Scandal is a great movie and most men may not want to watch thank you very much for commenting.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi billybuc thank you and hope you enjoy the viewing.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Ericdierker thank you very much

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      mosaicman glad you watched it and know exactly what I mean I enjoyed watching Notes on a Scandal and had to write about it thank you

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      Christy Birmingham 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The movie sounds like a good one DDE, and you explain the plot well. I like Dame Judith Dench very much so I am sure the movie is great quality. Thanks for the review as I have heard of the film but didn't know what it was about! Voting up and sharing it too.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      How come I haven't seen this? lol! you have got me interested now! Thanks DDE for a great review!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Haven't seen this movie, will have to check it out!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the review, Devika. This sounds like an interesting movie. I've never heard of it before, but I'll definitely look out for it!

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      Kate McBride 3 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      Another very fluent piece of writing from you here DDE. Will definitely look out for this film as I like Judi Dench. Cheers for sharing this review.

      Kate

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi ChristyWrites, thank you very much for in sharing my hub and for the vote so glad you shared your thoughts here, your time is always appreciated to me

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Nell you got to see this movie thank you for coming by.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Suzanne you got to see it and thank you very much for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC A great movie and you should watch it thank you very much for commenting.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Kate with two talented actresses you got to watch this movie thank you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Devika, a very interesting review. Although the title sounds familiar, I don't thing I've seen the movie. You've done a good job of explaining the plot and I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

      My best to you.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi tobusiness I would not mind watching again so enjoyed this movie and glad you found the review well-explained thank you

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      truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Never seen this movie. I will have to check it out because it seems like it is interesting.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      truthfornow thank you kindly for stopping by

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      The review has me wanting to see this movie. I hope I can get hold of a DVD or maybe download it online.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi rajan sounds a great idea thank you

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      I don't know about this movie but it looks interesting , you have also cited and written a well review about the movie. Great job!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi KenDeanAgudo thank you for stopping by here your hubs are very interesting and helpful.

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      Ritu Temptor 2 years ago from India

      Beautiful review of the movie! It's a great movie. Barbara had eyes on Sheba from the start and became obsessed with her. But what's sad is that a beautiful young woman throws away her marriage, her family and her reputation just to satisfy her attraction to a school boy.. It's losing too much to gain too little. The movie does teach us to get our priorities right.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      temptor94, ''The movie does teach us to get our priorities right.'' You certainly get the point of this movie thank you

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