An Education

"No movie I've seen in a very long time has touched me so deeply, or bestowed so much pleasure. "
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
"[Mulligan] makes the role luminous when it could have been sad or awkward. She has such lightness and grace, you're pretty sure this is the birth of a star. "
Roger Ebert - Chicago - Sun Times
"Playing a character who is herself a rare bloom in a field of mediocrity, Mulligan has a star quality they can't teach in acting school."
Scott Foundas - Village Voice
"A celebration of intellectual curiosity and personal adventure, "An Education" is a wonderful film."
- Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

Jenny is a bright young girl on the cusp of her 17th birthday who finds herself in a whirlwind romance with a much older David. Prior to meeting David, Jenny was trying to excel in her life by going to a prep school to get into Oxford. Once she sees the lifestyle David can provide, one she never imagined might so easily be hers, she is hooked and thoughts of Oxford go out the window. Then, when things are looking pretty good for Jenny with the dashing (yet a little too smooth) David, the truth hits her like a ton of bricks. Jenny goes from being a bright eyed school girl to a sophisticated young lady and then all the way back to questioning if she really knows who she is at all. Will David be the making of Jenny or her undoing?
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 101 min.
Year: 2009

CREDITS

CAST
Alfred Molina (Jack)
Carey Mulligan (Jenny)
Dominic Cooper (Danny)
Olivia Williams (Miss Stubbs)
Peter Sarsgaard (David)
Rosamund Pike (Helen)
DIRECTED BY
Lone Scherfig

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Left to Right: Jenny (Carey Mulligan), David (Peter Sarsgaard). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, ©Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Left to Right: Headmistress (Emma Thompson), Tina (Ellie Kendrick), Hattie (Amanda Fairbank-Hynes), and Jenny (Carey Mulligan). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, ©Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Jenny (Carey Mulligan). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Marjorie (Cara Seymour), Jack (Alfred Molina), and Jenny (Carey Mulligan). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Helen (Rosamund Pike), Jenny (Carey Mulligan). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
David (Peter Sarsgaard). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Danny (Dominic Cooper), David (Peter Sarsgaard). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Jenny (Carey Mulligan). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Headmistress (Emma Thompson). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Jack (Alfred Molina), Marjorie (Cara Seymour), Jenny (Carey Mulligan), and David (Peter Sarsgaard). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Jenny (Carey Mulligan). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Helen (Rosamund Pike). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Hattie (Amanda Fairbank-Hynes), Miss Stubbs (Olivia Williams), and Jenny (Carey Mulligan). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Jenny (Carey Mulligan). Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Director Lone Scherfig. Photo taken by Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.