Pin It
Favourite

An Education unsettles 

A star turn from Carey Mulligan doesn't make this coming-of-age story any less uncomfortable.

An Education certainly has enough achievements to boast about, namely the star-turn from Carey Mulligan and Nick Hornby’s expertly crafted screenplay. But director Lone Scherfig can’t lift the fog from the creepy undertones of its central relationship. Mulligan’s clever yet sheltered schoolgirl, Jenny, is romanced by the seemingly urbane (and grown up!) David (Peter Sarsgaard). The story walks a tightrope between Jenny’s enviable sentimental education and the unsettling implications of David’s advances. An Education skillfully cultivates genuine suspense out of David’s shifty nature, but it’s uncomfortable to watch such a fishy character yield so much influence in a young woman’s life, even if there is a happy ending.

An Education
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 99 min. · 2009
Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/aneducation
Director: Lone Scherfig
Writer: Nick Hornby
Producer: Finola Dwyer
Cast: Emma Thompson, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Williams, Carey Mulligan, Cara Seymour and Matthew Beard

Trailer


Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for An Education

Pin It
Favourite

Latest in Film + TV

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Hillary Titley

Survey Asks

What's on Stephen McNeil's summer reading list?

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed
  • Public Relations for Dummies
  • Trump: The Art of the Deal
  • Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
  • Fun with Fidget Spinners: 50 Super Cool Tricks and Activities

View Results

Art Attack

More »

In Print This Week

Vol 25, No 4
June 22, 2017

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2017 Coast Publishing Ltd.