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About the Movie
A suburban London teen finds her traditional education replaced by something slightly more sinister when an older, more worldly suitor sweeps her off of her feet while placing her future in jeopardy. London, 1961: 16-year-old Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is smart, attractive, and eager to start her adult life. She's grown tired of the familiar adolescent routine, so when urbane newcomer David (Peter Sarsgaard) appears in town, Jenny senses a rare opportunity to shake things up a bit. Quickly falling under David's spell, the impressionable Jenny begins accompanying her newfound beau to classical concerts, art auctions, crowded pubs, and dinners that stretch into the small hours of the night. But Jenny is brighter than most kids her age, and her parents always dreamt of getting their exceptional daughter into Oxford. These days it seems like she's headed in a different direction — will David ultimately be her undoing, or the person who helps her finally realize her true potential?
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 180
- Fresh: 170
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: You may think you know where the film is going, but its ecstasy and heartbreak will stick with you afterward. It's one of the year's best.
Fresh: A beguiling little film that, with deceptive restraint and forthrightness, opens up worlds of roiling, contradictory emotions.
Fresh: An Education is just what the title promises, and a delight, as well.
Fresh: An Education is a vibrant portrait of England on the cusp of its postwar rebirth.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2010
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