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An Education (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  5 February 2010 (USA)
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A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

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Small Boy #1
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Graham
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Nick Sampson ...
Auctioneer
Kate Duchêne ...
Latin Teacher (as Kate Duchene)
Bel Parker ...
Small Girl
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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 Huggo

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Innocence of the Young.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexual content, and for smoking | See all certifications »

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5 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enseñanza de vida  »

Box Office

Budget:

£4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$159,017 (USA) (9 October 2009)

Gross:

$12,574,715 (USA) (30 April 2010)
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Made Variety's 2007 list of best unproduced British screenplays. See more »

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In the scene where David and Jenny are driving to meet the black family modern cars are visible in the background. See more »

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[first lines]
Miss Stubbs: Come on, girls. Anybody?
[pauses]
Miss Stubbs: Anybody else?
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Miss Stubbs: Jenny again.
Jenny: Isn't it because Mr. Rochester's blind?
Miss Stubbs: Yes, Jenny.
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Good but doesn't deserve an Oscar nomination.
2 December 2010 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

A movie about a teenage girl who meets a older man and falls in love with him. The plot is simple but the writing doesn't have any cliché or boring moments.

Both Carey Mulligan and Peter Saarsgard are great. Costume designs are great (the movie takes place in 60s) and directing is very good. These are the good sides.

Bad sides are: Some events happen so quick like Jenny is suddenly in David and his friends' life. And the end... The end is the worst part of the movie Jenny regrets what she did and she realizes how she ruined her future.She goes to her favorite teacher and studies and she graduate and goes to university.

Where's the pain, crying for months for her mistakes? I find the end really quick, too. 7/10


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