Thursday, March 11, 2010
An Education, a review
Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Emma Thompson, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Alfred Molina
In 1961 London, Jenny (Mulligan) is a smart 16-year-old on a path for a place at Oxford University. Then she meets the handsome and smart David (Sarsgaard), an older man who sweeps her off her feet with a love of the arts, his marvelous life and very smart friends (Cooper and Pike) who offer a better company and more fun others who are around her age..
Along the way, this story discusses a very important issue! why study and work hard, if you could all things that you want? what is the importance of education if you are never going to use it? the film directors take their turn and try to answer that question.
Carey was fabulous and so convincing in her act, she lived her role completely, while Sarsgaard brilliantly played the handsome smart man that has sinister edges. the supporting cast was brilliant in the movie as well and they offered a feast for the eyes.