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An Education

An Education


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This multi-award-winning coming-of-age tale is set in London in 1961. A thirty-something wealthy man offers a schoolgirl a lift in the rain, and soon becomes a part of her life. Her parents eventually even agree to let them go on holiday to Paris. Over the course of two years, the shy schoolgirl blossoms into a young women, having experiences along the way that she would never have thought possible before.


100 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 13
Drama, Female interest, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Cara Seymour, Emma Thompson
Director
Lone Scherfig
ScreenplayNIck Hornby, from the memoir by Lynn Barber
MusicPaul Englishby
CinematographyJohn de Borman
EditingBarney Pilling
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byBBC Films, Wildgaze Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Endgame Entertainment

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageVery mild and infrequent
NudityNone
SexOccasional, mild, implied sex scenes, some mild to moderate sexual innuendo
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseFrequent alcohol and tobacco glamourised
CommentsThis film is very educational and has some fairly mature themes.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarKenneth Turan quote icon 20
Die BurgerLaetitia Pople quote icon 15
Cape TimesTheresa Smith quote icon 15
International Media
Box Office (USA)Cathleen Rountree quote icon 15
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert20
eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson quote icon 5
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers quote icon 18
ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs14
Metacritic.com34 critics17
RottenTomatoes.com163 critics16
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 19
Internet (IMDB)5157 Netizens quote icon 15
Average .. 79%16


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