Weekend Film Recommendation: “An Education” (2009)

28 Jan

by Chris Petersen

Pac and I decided to restart a weekly edition of the blog, the weekend film recommendation. We had gotten out of the habit of late, but with the new year, we are trying to be more diligent with updating the blog more frequently. So, for your first weekend film recommendation, I present An Education for your viewing pleasure.

The film stars Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina and Olivia Williams, and centers around a teenage girl (Mulligan) from suburban London in the 1960’s. Tired of the rigid life she lives and her father’s perpetual hounding to be perfect for Oxford, she finds reprieve in the friendship of an older man (Peter Sarsgaard), who she eventually becomes romantically involved with. She becomes enamoured with the life that he leads, but soon learns that everything is not always as it seems.

It’s a more mature coming-of-age tale, and while the film is not very subtle, it is still effective, beautiful and poignant. Mulligan definitely deserves praise for her performance, but the cast as a whole did great as well, especially Alfred Molina as her father. Here’s the trailer:

If you’re interested, it’s available on Netflix Instant. Have a great weekend!

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2 Responses to “Weekend Film Recommendation: “An Education” (2009)”

  1. 2blu2btru January 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    I’ve heard really great things about this movie, and it’s available as a watch instantly on Netflix, so I’ll take that under advisement. Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

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