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An Education (2009)

An Education

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

October 09, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

95 min.

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Lone Scherfig

Producer

Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey

Screenwriter

Nick Hornby

Starring

Story


"An Education" is the story of a teenage girl's coming-of-age set in 1961 London, a city caught between the drab, post-war 1950s and the glamorous, more liberated decade to come.

Jenny (Carey Mulligan) stands on the brink of becoming a woman: a brilliantly witty and attractive 16-year-old whose suburban life is about to be blown apart by the utterly unsuitable 30-something David (Peter Sarsgaard).

Urbane and witty, David manages to charm her conservative parents Jack (Alfred Molina) and Marjorie (Cara Seymour). David introduces Jenny to a glittering new world of classical concerts and late-night suppers with his attractive friend and business partner, Danny (Dominic Cooper) and Danny's girlfriend, the beautiful but vacuous Helen (Rosamund Pike). Just as Jenny's family's long-held dream of getting their brilliant daughter into Oxford seems within reach, Jenny is tempted by another kind of life.

Pictures (58 photos)


Emma Thompson, Ellie Kendrick, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes and Carey Mulligan in Sony Pictures Classics' An Education (2009). Photo credit by Kerry Brown.
Carey Mulligan stars as Jenny in Sony Pictures Classics' An Education (2009). Photo credit by Kerry Brown.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a smart, moving but not inaccessible entry in the coming-of-age canon..”
by James Greenberg [Hollywood Reporter]
“..consistently entertaining..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..quickly disabuses you of the idea that you've seen it all before..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]