"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!