Movie Review: An Education

educationAmong end-of-year prestige pics, I found a gem: Lone Scherfig’s An Education (A+) in which surefire Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan plays a determined British schoolgirl who falls topsy turvy for older man Peter Sarsgaard. Film captured young love with timeless, poignant truth as moments of Lolita-ish unease heighten heroine’s struggle with moral ambiguities. Mulligan is a revelation and the film an instant coming-of-age classic.

I've reviewed films for more than 20 years. Current movie reviews of new theatrical releases and direct-to-video or streaming films are added weekly to the Silver Screen Capture movie news site. Many capsule critiques originally appeared in expanded form in my syndicated Lights Camera Reaction column.

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Posted in 2009, Rent It Tonight

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