An Education


An Education
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

Showtimes

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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

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Film and Publications Board (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 / Nudity
4
Violence
0
Blood / Gore / Gross
0
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Kenneth Turan quote iconA magical memoir
20
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconOntwaking op vooraand van seksuele revolusie
15
Cape Times
Theresa Smith quote iconSchool of life 60's style ...
15
Box Office
Cathleen Rountree quote iconA perfect coming of age tale for every age.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconUnfortunately, the denouement isn’t nearly as interesting as that and An Education’s second half flags badly. Amid all this confusion, Mulligan’s charm only goes so far.
5
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconA quiet miracle of a movie that quickly disabuses you of the idea that you've seen it all before.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs
14
Metacritic.com
34 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
163 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThough the latter part of the film may not appeal to all, An Education is a charming coming-of-age tale powered by the strength of relative newcomer Carey Mulligan's standout performance.
19

What the People say

Internet
5157 Netizens quote iconWhy can't American movie makers make a movie this great?
15

Average .. 79%

16

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