An Education

An Education

Peter Sarsgaard
Director: Lone Scherfig Cast: Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
, Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan
, Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
Lone Scherfig


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A suburban London teen finds her traditional education replaced by something slightly more sinister when an older, more worldly suitor sweeps her off of her feet while placing her future in jeopardy. London, 1961: 16-year-old Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is smart, attractive, and eager to start her adult life. She's grown tired of the familiar adolescent routine, so when urbane newcomer David (Peter Sarsgaard) appears in town, Jenny senses a rare opportunity to shake things up a bit. Quickly falling under David's spell, the impressionable Jenny begins accompanying her newfound beau to classical concerts, art auctions, crowded pubs, and dinners that stretch into the small hours of the night. But Jenny is brighter than most kids her age, and her parents always dreamt of getting their exceptional daughter into Oxford. These days it seems like she's headed in a different direction -- will David ultimately be her undoing, or the person who helps her finally realize her true potential?

Product Details

Release Date: 03/30/2010
UPC: 0043396331730
Original Release: 2009
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:40:00

Special Features

Deleted Scenes; Commentary with Director Lone Scherfig and Actors Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard; The Making of An Education; Walking the Red Carpet

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sarsgaard David
Carey Mulligan Jenny
Alfred Molina Jack
Rosamund Pike Helen
Dominic Cooper Danny
Emma Thompson Headmistress
Olivia Williams Miss Stubbs
Sally Hawkins Sarah
Cara Seymour Marjorie
Matthew Beard Graham
William Melling Small Boy
Connor Catchpole Small Boy
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes Hattie
Ellie Kendrick Tina
Nick Sampson Auctioneer
Kate Duchene Latin Teacher
Bel Parker Small Girl
Luis Soto Rachman
Olenka Wrzesniewski Shakespeare Girl
Bryony Wadsworth Shakespeare Girl
Ashley Taylor-Rhys Petrol Attendant
James Norton Student
Beth Rowley Nightclub Singer
Ben Castle Nightclub Band Member
Mark Edwards Nightclub Band Member
Tom Rees-Roberts Nightclub Band Member
Arnie Somogyi Nightclub Band Member
Paul Wilkinson Nightclub Band Member
Phil Wilkinson Nightclub Band Member

Technical Credits
Lone Scherfig Director
Lucy Bevan Casting
John DeBorman Cinematographer
Odile Dicks-Mireaux Costumes/Costume Designer
Finola Dwyer Producer
Paul Englishby Score Composer
Glenn Freemantle Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Geary Asst. Director
Lizzie Yianni Georgiou Makeup
Douglas E. Hansen Executive Producer
Nick Hornby Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Wendy Japhet Executive Producer
Jamie Laurenson Executive Producer
Andrew McAlpine Production Designer
Barney Pilling Editor
Amanda Posey Producer
Kle Savidge Musical Direction/Supervision
James D. Stern Executive Producer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- An Education
1. Scene 1 [3:02]
2. Scene 2 [6:45]
3. Scene 3 [1:51]
4. Scene 4 [3:27]
5. Scene 5 [4:39]
6. Scene 6 [4:20]
7. Scene 7 [3:54]
8. Scene 8 [3:27]
9. Scene 9 [3:18]
10. Scene 10 [4:14]
11. Scene 11 [2:19]
12. Scene 12 [2:45]
13. Scene 13 [4:58]
14. Scene 14 [2:29]
15. Scene 15 [2:44]
16. Scene 16 [4:01]
17. Scene 17 [3:00]
18. Scene 18 [1:32]
19. Scene 19 [:27]
20. Scene 20 [2:27]
21. Scene 21 [4:39]
22. Scene 22 [3:01]
23. Scene 23 [4:13]
24. Scene 24 [2:30]
25. Scene 25 [4:07]
26. Scene 26 [2:26]
27. Scene 27 [4:23]
28. Scene 28 [2:28]

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An Education 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
mishawaka-bookie More than 1 year ago
At the start, this movie acts like a charming ticket back to the nineteen sixties, a gentler, less inhibited time. But that's a ruse. This sharply packaged ball of eduction and sex, teaches viewers just how vital real education is for women. The entire cast sparkles like a well heeled Chanel. Lucky viewers. And newcomer Carey Mulligaan who garnered a well deserver Oscar nod, especially turns in a tour de force performance, few veterans could match. The cinematography has a starring role making London and it's outskirts beg for a trip across the pond. If you too want to be educated with a gem, by all means pick up "An Education". Smartly done---I promise you.
AC79 More than 1 year ago
Just watched this movie last night and it's very good, I can see why it was nominated. Critics would adore the cinematography of the movie as well as the incredible performances, especially of newcomer, Carey Mulligan as Jenny. As an ordinary person, it provided ample entertainment. The plot was good, characters well portrayed, scenery delightful enough. I was somewhat disappointed that there was no closer to the relationship though, except what was shown. It serves as a coming of age story. I'd recommend renting, not buying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally loved this movie! Carey Mulligan is the cutest up and coming actress of her generation. She was wonderful in Pride and Predjudice and Bleak House but her performance in this film is her breakthrough. Her character learns some of life's lessons the hard way and hopefully has some influence on our current high school girls.
cmmm More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most inspiring movies I've watched in a long time. It's definitely got a strong feminist message, but not in a preachy, in your face, sort of way. Carey Mulligan's performance was outstanding. I can't believe she is so young. Peter Sarsgaard also gave a great performance as the older man she "falls in love with." Something about him just makes you so uncomfortable, which makes sense given his character. I really wish I had watched this movie when I was a nerdy teenager and thinking about how guys were so important. Good script, good acting, overall great movie.
IT More than 1 year ago
I see why this movie won the 2009 Sundance Festival Audience Award and 3 Best Picture Academy Award Nominations. "An Education" is probably one of the best films I have seen. It excels in the performances given by the cast. Carey Mulligan brings so much youthful freshness to her role as Jenny, a young girl faced with choosing love over a very promising future by gaining entrance to Oxford University. Peter Sarsgaard plays her beau David who has many multi-layers in character. They are both so superb. Al Molina (Jenny's father) and Emma Thompson (headmistress in Jenny's School) are such a treat. The musical score adds so much to this film set in the 1960's in Britain. I wholeheartedly recommend this film. It's got such a depth in plot and has quite a twist ending. This film is a real conversation piece. A film to watch over and over again - it just keeps unfolding more and more secrets as you view it. Truly "An Education".
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