Monday, 26 October 2009

An Education

Carey Mulligan plays a sixteen year old completing her schooling in the early 1960s and dreaming of going to Oxford University who meets a dashing older man, Peter Sarsgaard, who provides her with An Education beyond that which for which she has bargained.

The pre-Beatles dawning of England's swinging 60s is nicely recreated. Sleepy eyed Sarsgaard mostly plays men of dubious character and it is not a spoiler to suggest that this older man pursuing a school student may not be what he seems.

Mulligan oozes personality and intelligence beyond her years even as she undergoes her unexpected life education.


  1. I'm really intrigued by this film, and hoping to see it soon.

  2. Evol - it walks a bit of a tight rope I feel but I liked it.

  3. I haven't heard of this. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.