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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

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

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

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Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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Awards

Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)