An Education

An Education

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Average of 1231 ratings: 3.6 Stars

2009 M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

Jenny's (Carey Mulligan) Oxford-bound teen life is undistinguished in 1961 London until she's given a different kind of education after being immersed in the beguiling but hazardous world of cultured and much-older David (Peter Sarsgaard). Even Jenny's father, Jack (Alfred Molina), is intrigued by him, but her school's unimpressed headmistress (Emma Thompson) works to keep Jenny's entire future from crumbling under David's influence.

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99 minutes
2009 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Carey Mulligan

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2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital Stereo

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.35:1
English Dolby TrueHD 5.1

36 Member Reviews Write a review

4 by Ngozi

Great movie - very interesting plot - something for everyone to identify with. Well directed with reasonable character development. Lead actors well cast and played their roles really well. Fun and tragic at the same time - but turns out well.

5 by 1978Jimbo

Surprisingly good movie. Fascinating, well-acted, well written. A pleasure to watch, complete with plots and sub-plots. All round a good movie. You laugh and cry at alternate points. Brilliant.

2 by not_convinced

I was also a bit disappointed by this film after the good reviews it had received. It seemed like the filmmakers were so concerned with recreating early 1960s Britain that they forgot how to tell a... Read more

2 by Muzzamie

It was promising but the whole premise just ended up being creepy and in the end a bit pointless.

3 by Tubbs

A straightforward plot but its well scripted and the casting is spot on. The ubiquitous and very adaptable Alfred Molina is a standout even with the quality of the other performers.

4 by Lyn of Taupo

Clever story, well acted. Interesting reminders of life in the 1960's. Creepy married man chasing a school girl, but seducing her father as well with his lies. It was fascinating to watch the twists... Read more

3.5 by Fatso_Joe

Not what I was expecting, based on publicity. Stunning acting performances, beautiful scenery, and a moral trap echoed in countless other examples from literature.

3.5 by kiwi

great film about an age-old problem, well acted and good script. Good old English understatement material...if anything goes wrong, have a cup of tea :)

5 by addy

Wonderful, quirky comedy drama, that ticks all the boxes. The only thing that spoils it a little, re watching it now, is that Cary Mulligan, who then seemed so fresh, gives the same performance in every film she makes.

5 by FiNick

I love this movie. I've watched it 6 times now. Ok, the 60's fashion / cars are great, but I am most fascinated by how the father so wanted success for his daughter, he was eager to believe she could... Read more