An Education

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2009 | PG-13 | Drama | 1hr, 35m

"An Education" is the story of a teenage girl's coming-of-age set in 1961 London, a city caught between the drab, post-war 1950s and the glamorous, more liberated decade to come. Jenny (Carey Mulliga... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, October 9, 2009

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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DIRECTOR

Lone Scherfig

Screenwriter

Nick Hornby

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PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexual content, and for smoking

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"An Education" is the story of a teenage girl's coming-of-age set in 1961 London, a city caught between the drab, post-war 1950s and the glamorous, more liberated decade to come. Jenny (Carey Mulligan) stands on the brink of becoming a woman: a brilliantly witty and attractive 16-year-old whose suburban life is about to be blown apart by the utterly unsuitable 30-something David (Peter Sarsgaard). Urbane and witty, David manages to charm her conservative parents Jack (Alfred Molina) and Marjorie (Cara Seymour). David introduces Jenny to a glittering new world of classical concerts and late-night suppers with his attractive friend and business partner, Danny (Dominic Cooper) and Danny's girlfriend, the beautiful but vacuous Helen (Rosamund Pike). Just as Jenny's family's long-held dream of getting their brilliant daughter into Oxford seems within reach, Jenny is tempted by another kind of life.

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  • Based on a memoir by Lynn Barber, which appeared in literary magazine Granta.

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