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In the early 1960's, sixteen year old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in the London suburb of Twickenham. On her father's wishes, everything that Jenny does is in the sole pursuit of being accepted into Oxford, as he wants her to have a better life than he. Jenny is bright, pretty, hard working but also naturally gifted. The only problems her father may perceive in her life is her issue with learning Latin, and her dating a boy named Graham, who is nice but socially awkward. Jenny's life changes after she meets David Goldman, a man over twice her age. David goes out of his way to show Jenny and her family that his interest in her is not improper and that he wants solely to expose her to cultural activities which she enjoys. Jenny quickly gets accustomed to the life to which David and his constant companions, Danny and Helen, have shown her, and Jenny and David's relationship does move into becoming a romantic one. However, Jenny slowly learns more about David, and by association ... Written by
The author of the original account, Lynn Barber stipulated in her contract that she would be allowed to see and comment (but not alter) every draft written by the screenwriter, Nick Hornby. She mentioned that she was happy with most of the changes, but her one regret was that Hornby changed the name of her lover, Simon, to David, which was her real husband's name. She stated that "I wish in retrospect I'd put up a fight". See more »
At supper in the club, Jenny at one moment points with her cigarette, then it is back to her face in the next shot. See more »
Good film, but given the hype a little underwhelming.
An Education is an enjoyable film. Carey Mulligan is delightful as Jenny Mellor, a 16 year old who comes of age in the London suburbs during the early sixties. The film is set in the years just before the Beatles and Swinging London. The sexual revolution had yet to happen and for most people life is dull and boring. Peter Sarsgaard plays David Goldman a charming conman who seduces Jenny and her parents. David seems to be a successful businessman, he has lots of money and lives a glamorous life. David and his friends Danny (Dominic Cooper) and Helen (Rosamund Pike)are hedonists who enjoy art, good music and traveling. We slowly find out that they are not what they seem.
Jenny's folks don't realize that their daughter is having a sexual relationship with David. Today, most parents are very protective and suspicious so it is difficult to imagine a time when parents were so naive and gullible. Nick Hornby's screenplay was well written but everyone seems a little too nice. The film peters out as the relationship between David and Jenny comes to an end, but the ending is fairly upbeat. Like many British films An Education features a boat load of "fine character actors" in relatively small roles. Overall the story seemed a little far-fetched despite being based on a true story. An Education was a good film but given the hype I was a little underwhelmed.
The story is based on a memoir by Observer journalist Lynn Barber who developed a fearsome reputation as a celebrity interviewer in the 1980s. Barber eventually ran out of willing victims because her hatchet jobs were often brutal and funny.
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