An Education (2009)

images

If people die the moment that they graduate, then surely it’s the things we do beforehand that count.

Lone Scherfig directs this film starring Carey Mulligan  in the ‘coming of age film’ about the bright and beautiful girl who has aspirations to read English  at Oxford. However, when the charming older man David (Peter Sarsgard) seduces the schoolgirl, her life changes forever.

Based on the book by journalist Lynn Barber, the film has an all star cast with the likes of Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike and Emma Thompson in  the supporting roles. The cinematography was good and captured the opposition between the old fashioned, conservative and conventional world of Jenny’s and the jazzy, modern world of the swinging 60s  that David introduced her to.

It is an excellent film on two levels:Jenny’s metaphorical education in the wider sense of learning lessons in life and her education in the literal sense. My main criticism was the fact the last ten minutes or so seemed rushed which ruined the film a bit . Otherwise excellent.

One of the boys I dated, and they were boys, suggested that we go to Paris and I said I’d always wanted to see Paris. As if I’d never been!

My rating: 4.5/ 5

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s