Based on Zoe Heller's novel, this movie wasn't as great as I had hoped, but it was still pretty good (or good enough) It's the story of an art teacher Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett) and her affair with her fifteen year old student. Yea, we've heard that before, but there's more. There's also Barbara (Judi Dench), the spinster teacher who becomes Sheba's friend and confidante.
The movie is nominated for four Oscars (maybe more): actress, supporting actress, original score (Phillip Glass) and adapted screenplay. I would be surprised if it won for any of them. But if you're a fan of either actress, then you'll want to see it.