• An Education (2009)

An Education

Release Date: October 9th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 2010

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David (Peter Sarsgaard), a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, Cara Seymour

Director: Lone Scherfig

Genres: Drama

Production Co: BBC

Keywords: Marriage , Touching , Love , Love interest , Emotional , School , Growing up , 1960s , London , Friend , Deception ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    James GreenbergThe Hollywood Reporter

    Topped by a fine cast, a first-rate script by Nick Hornby and tight direction by Lone Scherfig, the film is a smart, moving but not inaccessible entry in the coming-of-age canon. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This tale of an English schoolgirl's hard-won wisdom is thrilling --for the radiance of Carey Mulligan's Jenny, who's wonderfully smart and perilously tender; for the grace of Lone Scherfig's direction, and the brilliance of Nick Hornby's screenplay. show more

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Disarming and unexpectedly poignant, An Education contrasts the knowledge learned in school with that learned from life. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Best Picture