3.5

An Education

Drama


 

A teenage girl's life in 1960s London changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

A particular time and place are depicted with a nostalgic tone in this beguiling movie. Although classic in many respects, "An Education" also bestows a refreshing angle on adolescent transformation. The suave script is brought to life by mesmerising performances from the cast. Social dilemmas of the era are deftly explored in front of scenic city backdrops and meticulously created interior detail as befits the period. A curriculum of seduction and sophistication provides an outstanding education.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 22nd October 2009
100 mins