Thursday, November 12, 2009

An Education

"I feel old, but I don't feel wise.", Jenny in An Education

Oh, to have a picnic by the Seine...

I have just seen the beautiful film An Education and I highly recommend that you go and see it as soon as you can. It's the story of 16-year-old Jenny, who falls in love with an older, mysterious guy. It's the story of David, who sees everything as if for the first time when he's with Jenny, but hides a secret. It's the story of Jenny's parents, who try their best but make mistakes. It's the story of London and England before the sixties really started. It's a coming of age story, it's a love story, it's a social portrait of a time before modernity.

The story is beautifully shot and incredibly well acted. I liked every character (even those we weren't supposed to like), because the actors managed to make them all real, with their strengths and flaws. There is no doubt that Carey Mulligan's Jenny carries the film. She has already been compared by many to Audrey Hepburn. And she may very well be my new girl crush!


  1. oh, these photos from the movies, are just gorgeous. i feel love, when i look at the picnic photo.
    i will put this on my list!

  2. I saw the previews for this film and it looked lovely!! And after reading this; I MUST GO!!

  3. I will definitely see it after your description. I'm always on a lookout for a good movie but I'm super-selective so, in the end, I don't get to see a lot of films. But this one is on the list :)))

  4. i saw it when i was home. yes, loved it! happy weekend b! besos!

  5. Will take note.
    Love the picnic in the Seine photo. I have been near that place some times, but never with someone to share a picnic with.
    Will have to do a casting.

  6. B, you write so well, how could anyone not fall in love with this film even though we haven't seen it? Perhaps this is a film I will actually manage to see, it's so many interesting things, and London and the social and family aspects are my kind of thing.
    PS the older guy looks so very young to me:)

  7. This sounds great, definitely adding it to my must see list! And that first photos is so pretty.

  8. París, dieciséis años, Audrey Hepburn, en tu blog...
    son demasiadas señales para mí, eso significa que tengo que verla!!

    Si resulta que la estrenan aqui (difícil lo veo con lo poco cultureta que nos ponen la cartelera extranjera) iré a verla y te contaré mis impresiones.
    Solo con dos fotos ya me ha dado la impresión de que el vestuario debe ser precioso.
    Mil gracias por tus comentarios como tú dices 'de abuela rollera' como yo digo 'de mujer modernilla en la fleur de la vie' jajaja
    Me alegran el día :)

  9. Looks like a new classic.. will check it out!!! besos

  10. Thanks for the link (nice one)
    This has been getting good reviews.
    Ten out of ten looks like from you !

  11. besides the fact that the storyline sounds really amazing, i think i will love the simply because of carrie mulligan and her awesome hepburn-ness. i might join you in the girl crush :)

  12. What a beautiful story, movie. I'm intrigued too.

  13. Yes, sounds great...I'll see it !!!

  14. Sig and I saw this on Saturday night! Loved it!! I've been mulling over a post about it, too.

    This is a great review.

  15. Thanks for the recommendation. This is playing at the local independent theater. I'm going to go see it after reading what you wrote.


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