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August 05, 2011
I loved this movie.
October 29, 2010
This movie was so well cast. The characters are very believable and charming. I loved this movie. I watched it 3 times to appreciate the great acting and thoughtful directing. Don't miss it.
April 24, 2010
Excellent production, scripting, directing, and acting. Nicely paced with perfect timing. Totally believable in being psychologically valid. Characters are nicely developed and quite real.
March 07, 2010
Saw this movie last night. I differ from some of the posters here. I didn't see this film as anti-semitic at all. This movie was more about life decisions for a young woman growing up. There were characters in the movie which identified themselves, through their dialogue, as Jewish but they could have easily have inserted "Roman Catholic", "Baptist", "Lutheran",
February 07, 2010
It was a good story about growing up, learning, and making mistakes along the way. It was set in the 60's, so there were more prejudices back then. They were what they were. I have to give an A+ for the young female lead actress. She made a good movie even better.
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A beguiling little film that, with deceptive restraint and forthrightness, opens up worlds of roiling, contradictory emotions. Full Review
The New York Times
If in hindsight An Education might make you a little queasy, it is hard to resist, like David himself. Full Review
Through stellar performances, clever writing and exquisite cinematography, the story is fresh and thoroughly captivating. Full Review
As she's being put through her Oxford-prep paces, Jenny complains about "ticking off boxes," and at times, this film seems to be doing just that: coming-of-age drama, check. Youthful illusions shattered, check. But as with first love, so with the movies: The right girl makes it all worthwhile. Full Review
In the end, this is more a character study of Jenny than a tale of tortured love, and a reminder that any education worth having comes with its share of trauma. Full Review