London, 1961. Bright, assiduous Jenny, 16, fantasises about a more refined life. Her path takes a turn, however, when she meets David, an older man who seems to embody her every fantasy. He soon introduces Jenny to his own brand of education: art auctions, smoky clubs, and late-night dinners.
Here’s where we fell in love with Carey Mulligan! With savvy direction, a perfect cast, and a deliciously witty script by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity), An Education is a sharp look at coming of age in a changing time—and Mulligan, only 24, arrived as one of the best actresses of her generation.
Very good movie with great acting and a keen sense of the period and its´ characters motivations. It is a pleasure to see the actors sparr off each other with such ease. A film experience filled with heartache and wonder.
Carey Mulligan, after some strong supporting parts, graduated to leading lady status with this incredible performance launching her career. Nick Hornby's script, based on the memoir by Lynn Barber, was aces full of solid characters full of flaws but also compassion. Strong supporting turns by Pike, Molina, Williams and especially co-lead Peter Sarsgaard. One can easily identify with the seduction offered.
Lovely, lovely little film. Mulligan's performance was outstanding. I loved the story and felt connected to Jenny, we have a lot in common. Sarsgaard was great being the charming older gentleman. This is a film every teenage girl should watch.
Very decent movie. Nothing extraordinary or memorable about it, but Mulligan does deliver a very strong performance, even if her character's actions may seem, at times, a bit forced or implausible. This is the kind of movie you would want to show to your younger sister, if you have one.
FIM: "E é assim...tipo, eu andava a curtir na faculdade com um chabalo, que não era assim tão puto, do tipo ele convidou-me para Paris eu tipo tass beinhe! nunca lá fui diz ser espectacular, tipo naquela ele não micou nada...porque eu já lá fui lulz" FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM!