An Education

Starring: Carey Mulligan & Peter Sarsgaard Director: Lone Scherfig  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
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An Education
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Deleted Scenes
    • Commentary with Director Lone Scherfig and Actors Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard
    • The Making of An Education
    • Walking the Red Carpet
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, French

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Entertainment Reviews:

Hollywood Reporter - 01/21/2009
"Topped by a fine cast, a first-rate script by Nick Hornby and tight direction by Lone Scherfig, the film is a smart, moving but not inaccessible entry in the coming-of-age canon."
Rolling Stone - 09/17/2009
"AN EDUCATION offers a thrilling new star and remarkable actress in Carey Mulligan..."
Wall Street Journal - 09/11/2009
“[A] wonderfully fresh and original coming-of-age tale....[T]he director, Lone Scherfig and the screenwriter, the incomparable Nick Hornby, have created a classic star-is-born occasion for a young English actress named Carey Mulligan.”
Rolling Stone - 10/15/2009
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] quiet miracle of a movie....Prepared to be wowed by Carey Mulligan, whose sensational, starmaking performance as Jenny ignited film festivals from Sundance to Toronto."
Box Office - 10/01/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "It's virtually flawless with perfect and precise screenwriting, direction, production, costume design and soundtrack, and the ensemble cast is ideal."
USA Today - 10/09/2009
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Through stellar performances, clever writing and exquisite cinematography, the story is fresh and thoroughly captivating."
New York Times - 10/14/2009
"[A] sprightly and slippery new film adapted from a short, sharp memoir by the British journalist Lynn Barber..."
Wall Street Journal - 10/09/2009
"Ms. Mulligan, who is 24, has a way of endearing herself with little more than a lilting phrase....It's her own way, and she's her own special edition of a dazzling new star."
A.V. Club - 10/08/2009
"AN EDUCATION is brutally candid about class in ways that never feel didactic or heavy-handed. It captures with tenderness and wit the exquisite ache of growing up..." -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly - 10/16/2009
"[A] transporting, ruefully tender coming-of-age drama....The movie, in a palette of cloudy blues, is adapted from a vivid memoir by British journalist Lynn Barber..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/21/2009
4 stars out of 4 -- "Romantic and wonderfully entertaining....What transforms AN EDUCATION is Mulligan, who has that rare gift of enlisting us on her side and making us like her."
Washington Post - 10/30/2009
"The British actress Carey Mulligan delivers a quietly astonishing performance in AN EDUCATION, a beguiling little film..."
Total Film - 10/22/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- [With] compassionate direction from Lone Scherfig, terrific period detail and, above all, a spectacularly winning turn from newcomer Carey Mulligan in the lead role -- AN EDUCATION is a constant delight."
Los Angeles Times - 12/20/2009
Included in Los Angeles Times's "Best Films Of 2009" -- "A smart, sophisticated coming-of-age story...beautifully captured..."
Rolling Stone - 12/24/2009
Ranked #4 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2009" -- "Lone Scherfig mines a great Nick Hornby script for every wickedly crafted nuance."

Plot Keywords:

Coming Of Age | Live-Action | Teenage Girls | Teenagers

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  • UPC: 043396331730
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