Anne from Cork, 21 Mar 2011
I was quite looking forward to seeing this film after reading the reviews and was not disapointed. The story was lovely. No sex,blood or violance I think this was more a girlie film. Was this a remake of another movie? The main actor kept reminding me of Michael Caine in alfie. Thank god ideas and value have changed. Her father and especially her mother drove me mad but these were the times. Moral of Story: It doesnt matter how old the man is they cant be trusted.
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.
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!
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.
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.