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An Education (2009)

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4.5 out of 10 Fantastic!
Tim from Cork, 07 Jul 2010
Having heard and read a few reviews around the time of oscar hype I thought I'd like this. I was not wrong. Great mix of comedy (particularly from Alfred Molinas character) and tension. Very well acted by all involved. Not so much a film about a realationship between an older man and a school girl but more of a coming of age movie and social comentary on a time when a womans role was seen as wife and home maker.
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4.5 out of 10 Little Gem!
Lyn from Cork, 12 Mar 2010
This is a little gem of a film, great cast and perfectly formed. Very funny, sad and nostalgic by turns. Carey Mulligan well deserved her Bafta and Oscar nomination. A film made with love, that asks what makes a good parent and reminds us that a headstrong daughter will go her own way, you just have to hope she listens to some of the advice!
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3.5 out of 10 An Education
Frances from Clare, 27 Apr 2010
Young schoolgirl falls for older man ... a very enjoyable coming of age movie which is in no way shabby or tacky. The only problem I had with it is that Carey Mulligan does not convince as a 16 year old she just looks like a 20+ pretending to be 16. I loved Emma Thompson as the school principal with higher hopes for her students.
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2.5 out of 10 Was it really?
Rachel from Dublin, 27 Apr 2010
I thought this was an odd movie - I suppose it was trying to warn young girls away from older men - at least that's what I got out of it. The imagery and costumes were good as was the acting. Just not really excited about the story line and where it all ended up.
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What's it about....
It's 1961 and attractive, bright 16-year-old schoolgirl, Jenny is poised on the brink of womanhood. Stifled by the tedium of adolescent routine, Jenny can't wait for adult life to begin. One rainy day, her suburban life is upended by the arrival of an unsuitable suitor, 30- ish David. Urbane and witty, David introduces Jenny to a glittering new world of classical concerts and late-night suppers. Just as the family's long-held dream of getting their brilliant daughter into...

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