Very decent movie. Nothing extraordinary or memorable about it, but Mulligan does deliver a very strong performance, even if her character's actions may seem, at times, a bit forced or implausible. This is the kind of movie you would want to show to your younger sister, if you have one.
phony, phony piece of crap. what scherfig tells us is that you can have a vagina, you can even go against the grain, but you're screwed the moment you fall under the spell of the evil jew – but it's okay, because the grace of prim, proper higher education will always be there, and it's really that darn easy to just graduate from oxford with your nice little degree in english lit and conform. gag me with a spoon.
FIM: "E é assim...tipo, eu andava a curtir na faculdade com um chabalo, que não era assim tão puto, do tipo ele convidou-me para Paris eu tipo tass beinhe! nunca lá fui diz ser espectacular, tipo naquela ele não micou nada...porque eu já lá fui lulz" FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM!
Carey Mulligan, after some strong supporting parts, graduated to leading lady status with this incredible performance launching her career. Nick Hornby's script, based on the memoir by Lynn Barber, was aces full of solid characters full of flaws but also compassion. Strong supporting turns by Pike, Molina, Williams and especially co-lead Peter Sarsgaard. One can easily identify with the seduction offered.
Maybe simple or even unoriginal, 'An Education' lives up by the 1960s aesthetics and the brilliant cast. Carey Mulligan is splendid in the role of a 16-year-old, but Rosamund Pike is a total scenestealer, très chic!
Some wonderful performances in this not too heavy,at times funny,coming of age tale.
Carey Mulligan is charming and believable as the teenager who yearns for experiences beyond her quiet town.I did not find the ending at all preachy.In fact,it just made sense.
Sunday night in front of the television... A well turned-out and pleasant film with sufficient quantities of conventional character trajectories and milky moralising to find its natural place on British television. Not quite damned by faint praise, but not far off.