Saturday I watched An Education.
An Education is a 2009 British coming-of-age drama film, based on an autobiographical article in Granta by British journalist Lynn Barber. The film was directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby, and stars Carey Mulligan as Jenny, a bright schoolgirl, and Peter Sarsgaard as David, the charming Jewish conman who seduces her. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards in 2009 including Best Picture and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan.
The story in short by IMDB:
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
I’m not lyrical about the movie, but it looked beautiful. The way Jenny treats cello’s (she plays the cello) is a little bit unrealistic. She plays totally different notes than her neighbor cellist in the youth orchestra, doesn’t mind a cello in the sun etc. Therefore I couldn’t get in to it, but after three quarters of watching the movie, I loved it! I believed in the characters. The photography is perfect. I also really liked the clothes and music from the late fifties/early sixties. It’s a happy movie, but also a bit frightening, because you hold your breath and hope for the best ending for Jenny.
I thought it’s cool the main character Jenny and I both play the cello, are 17, (are planning to) go the university and are only child at home.
One song from the soundtrack: You’ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger by Beth Rowley.