... you can learn from:
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Barbara Covett: Here come the local pubescent proles. The future plumbers, shop assistants, and doubtless the odd terrorist too. In the old days, we confiscated cigarettes and wank mags. Now it's knives and crack cocaine. And they call it progress.
Not only is today the international holiday known as Dame Judi Dench's birthday (the legend is turning 82) but we're also only a couple of weeks away from the 10th anniversary of this movie - Notes was released on Christmas Day, 2006! I remember going it see it Christmas weekend like it was yesterday - oh such a festive film, filled with holiday spirit. Well okay I don't know about you but I usually feel like Barbara Covett at the holidays, seething with barely suppressed venom. I think I will go see the great big Cate Blanchett show at the Armory this weekend to celebrate...