Director: Lone Scherfig
Writer: Nick Hornby
Starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Rosumund Pike, Emma Thompson, Olivia Williams, Carey Mulligan
Released: October 22, 2009
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 100 minutes
Story: "An Education" is the story of a teenage girl's coming-of-age set in 1961 London, a city caught between the drab, post-war 1950s and the glamorous, more liberated decade to come. Jenny (Carey Mulligan) stands on the brink of becoming a woman: a brilliantly witty and attractive 16-year-old whose suburban life is about to be blown apart by the utterly unsuitable 30-something David (Peter Sarsgaard). Urbane and witty, David manages to charm her conservative parents Jack (Alfred Molina) and Marjorie (Cara Seymour). David introduces Jenny to a glittering new world of classical concerts and late-night suppers with his attractive friend and business partner, Danny (Dominic Cooper) and Danny's girlfriend, the beautiful but vacuous Helen (Rosamund Pike). Just as Jenny's family's long-held dream of getting their brilliant daughter into Oxford seems within reach, Jenny is tempted by another kind of life.
Carey Mulligan Jenny
Olivia Williams Miss Stubbs
Alfred Molina Jack
Cara Seymour Marjorie
William Melling Small Boy #1
Connor Catchpole Small Boy #2
Matthew Beard Graham
Peter Sarsgaard David
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes Hattie
Ellie Kendrick Tina
Dominic Cooper Danny
Rosamund Pike Helen
Nick Sampson Auctioneer
Kate Duchene Latin Teacher
Bel Parker Small Girl