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An Education (2009)An Education (2009)

An Education (2009)

Drama, Romance

7.5

movie

UK, United Kingdom

English

Character-driven, Emotional

2009

Female director, Lone Scherfig

Alfred Molina, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Bel Parker

100 min

Synopsis

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

Our Take

7.5
Rachel

A movie about a 16 year old girl who gets involved with an older more sophisticated man and how the relationship changes her life. Carey Mulligan’s performance is nothing short of perfect, inevitably making herself the center of the movie. The coming-of-age story is also quite exceptional, and conveys  impressive load and variety of emotions. An Education is one of those movies that make you live an experience you haven’t lived yourself, but because it is so exquisitely and realistically done, the character’s problems and joys will feel like your own.

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