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An Education 2009 review

Updated on May 22, 2013

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I know this movie came out in 2009 but I watched this recently and I thought this was great. The plot is about a 16 year old school girl named Jenny, played by Carey Mulligan, who is tired of the routine she does at home and at school. Her dad, played by Alfred Molina, wants what is best for her by going to Oxford to get her degree. One day after her violin lesson, it is raining and a man drives up to her to give her a ride. His name is David, played by Peter Sarsgaard, is charming and handsome. He takes her to concerts and auctions which she loves because of the sophistication. Being with older people that like her taste in music and French she starts to feel that there is no point in being in school. I don’t want to give anything else for anyone who has not watched it but it is a great movie. It is sweet and enduring how Jenny and David fall in love. What I liked about the movie is that Jenny showed her parents that she is dating David instead of sneaking around with him. David is charming but there are suspicions as the movie progress because he is too good to be true. Jenny is young, smart and naïve who love French culture and to see the world outside of her classroom. There is a student that likes Jenny named Graham, played by Matthew Beard, but she is not interested in him because she likes David. The movie was nominated for three Oscars, including one for Carey Mulligan for Best Actor. It is an endearing film that will be enjoyed.


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