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An Education

An Education
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 99 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lone Scherfig
  • Written by: Nick Hornby
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Emma Thompson, Dominic Cooper, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike

Sarsgaard is on top form as seductive cad David, the older man responsible for educating bright but confused schoolgirl Jenny (Mulligan) in matters of love and life in swinging sixties London. Scherfig here combines romantic drama and the coming-of-age tale to wholly enjoyable effect.

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An Education

16 Oct 20094 stars

Lessons in love

Danish director Lone Scherfig is showing something of a liking for making films in Britain. The director of Glasgow-set Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself returns to the UK for this 1960s romantic drama featuring conmen, generation gaps, young love, swinging…

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