“An Education” (2009) is Sublime

educationAmong many end-of-year prestige pics, here’s 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. The film captured young love with timeless, poignant truth as moments of Lolita-ish unease heighten the heroine’s struggle with moral ambiguities. Mulligan is a revelation and the film an instant coming-of-age classic.