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An Education

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FAMILY DRAMA Alfred Molina and Carey Mulligan share a father-daughter moment in An Education .
Kerry Brown

An Education

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
100 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/09/09
performer:
Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike
director:
Lone Scherfig
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
8797
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a B+

Whether you’re coming to this one late or wary of all the raves and Oscar hype that swirled around Carey Mulligan, you’ll be blown away by her tender, nuanced performance in An Education. She’s terrific. As a wide-eyed ’60s teen who dreams of a dizzy, sophisticated world of jazz and cocktails beyond her claustrophobic, middleclass London upbringing, she never stands a chance with a charmer like Sarsgaard’s too-good-to- be-true hustler. The EXTRAS include a bunch of deleted scenes and a snoozy commentary from the director and the film’s two leads. B+

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