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An Education

DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
An Education
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In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic, older man can teach her.


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Beware a Dashing Man

England, 1961, is in a full post-colonial hangover. Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is sixteen and full of dreams of Paris and the wider world. She gets them for a brief time by becoming the girlfriend of an older man, David (Peter Sarsgaard). David is dashing, glamorous, good looking, and rich. How he gets his money is a bit unscrupulous, but Jenny is willing to accept it as the price for the posh… (more)


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Nov 20, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This period piece has good acting and cinematography, but the tale of a young woman seduced by an older man is nothing new. I just wasn’t that interested.

Oct 16, 2014

Wonderful movie which I saw some time ago.....and where I took note of
Rosamond Pike who is now a lead in Gone Girl.

Aug 06, 2014
  • ashleysears rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I liked this movie. This would be the second time I watched it, as the first time I caught it on tv but didn't know the name. It's amazing how we can only see what we want to sometimes.

Jul 09, 2014
  • BPLFN rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

great movie for family to see and talks. A warning parents and their childrens for parts to handle relationship.

Dec 12, 2013
  • SusannahElf rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love Carey Mulligan! She really lifts this movie up out of a fairly mundane plot. All the performances are wonderful and the ending completely satisfies. It also offers a glimpse into early feminism as this bright talented young woman realizes that, whatever path she decides to follow,everyone's assumption is that her final destination is marriage or a dreary career teaching other young women whose final destination is.... A really interesting movie.

Nov 01, 2013
  • LadySugar rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

dealing with real issues, which is important but I thought this movie was not entertaining in the least..i used Fast forward many times

Aug 25, 2013

Surprisingly good movie.

May 30, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Maybe not for everyone but I found this movie well done. Great performances.

Feb 20, 2013
  • heartofoak rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

On a whim I watched this & loved it. It was funny, smart, cool, & real. Another great performance from Carey Mulligan.

Feb 14, 2013
  • jmmason rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

What if the teenager had been a boy instead of a girl. Would you still applaud this film?

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Aug 05, 2012
  • nadian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jenny: It's not enough to educate us anymore Ms. Walters. You've got to tell us why you're doing it.

Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Jenny: 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!

Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Miss Stubbs: You seem to be old and wise.
Jenny: I feel old. But not very wise.

Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Jenny: [Jenny's thoughts on sex ] It's funny though, isn't it? All that poetry and all those songs, about something that lasts no time at all.

Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Jenny: I don't want to lose my virginity to a piece of fruit.

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Oct 18, 2012

Carrie Mulligan, a smart prep-school girl, is drawn in by an older man and gets a crashcourse in life outside the classroom when he whisks her away on exotic vacations and adventures. She throws away her dream of going to Oxford when he proposes to her. When she finds out that her fiance already has a wife and a son the dazzling candy-coated exterior of their relationship melts away.

You can't live your life completely in the system (in this case academia) but neither is it wise to try to escape from it completely either. It's the amalgamation of our experiences both in the classroom and in pur relationships that make up a ful education.The way we learn from the ups & downs of life is the truest form of education.

Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

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Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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