An Education

An Education
An Education
  • PG-13
  • 1h 40m
  • 2009
Certified Fresh94%
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From acclaimed writer Nick Hornby (ABOUT A BOY, HIGH FIDELITY) comes this inspired coming-of-age film Rolling Stone magazine calls "a miracle of a movie." When Jenny (Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Carey Mulligan), a bright young school girl who longs for adulthood, meets David (Peter Sarsgaard), a dashing older man, he introduces her to his vibrant world of glamorous friends, chic jazz clubs and her own sexual awakening. Will she let this affair ruin her dreams of attending Oxford, as her headmistress (Emma Thompson) fears? This captivating film sparkles with the wit, charm and style of 1960s Britain.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh94%
Critics Consensus: Though the latter part of the film may not appeal to all, An Education is a charming coming-of-age tale powered by the strength of relative newcomer Carey Mulligan's standout performance.
Reviews
Time Out
Hank Sartin
Fresh

June 22, 2017
Associated Press
Christy Lemire
Fresh

You may think you know where the film is going, but its ecstasy and heartbreak will stick with you...

December 14, 2018
Film.com
Jonathan F. Richards
Fresh

The centerpiece of An Education is the breakout performance of young Carey Mulligan. She is enchan...

June 22, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Joe Williams
Fresh

The combination of a literate script, an adroit cast and an economical style is simple addition th...

December 14, 2018
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Intelligent period drama tackles mature teen topics.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this smart 1960s-set drama written by popular author Nick Hornby explores a teenager's efforts to define her future, which includes making a mess of her well-laid plans -- most notably by becoming involved in a relationship with a sophisticated man nearly twice her age. Virginity, education, class -- they’re all up for discussion and questioning. These are mature themes, but older teens should get a lot out of the movie. There's some sexual content (implied nudity and intercourse, kissing, and some risque discussion), as well as some era-accurate social drinking and smoking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 8, 2009
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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