Rent An Education (2009)

3.6 of 5 from 761 ratings
1h 36min
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Synopsis:
It's 1961 and attractive, bright 16-year-old schoolgirl, Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is poised on the brink of womanhood. Stifled by the tedium of adolescent routine, Jenny can't wait for adult life to begin.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Lynn Barber, Nick Hornby
Others:
Lone Scherfig, John De Borman, Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Lizzie Yianni Georgiou
Studio:
E1 Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Romance
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2010 BAFTA Best Actress

2009 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award Dramatic

2009 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Cinematography Award Dramatic

BBFC:
Release Date:
08/03/2010
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making of featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Audio commentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/03/2010
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making of featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Audio commentary

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Reviews (5) of An Education

Slight but very well made, well told, well observed film - An Education review by RP

Spoiler Alert
07/02/2012

I enjoyed this slight but very well made, well told, well observed film.

It tells the tale of 16-going-on-17 year old schoolgirl Jenny (superbly played by Carey Mulligan), busy studying for her 'A' levels before going (her father hopes) to Oxford, who meets an older man. He seduces both her and her parents, who trust him all too readily. Jenny drops out of school, but is (of course) let down by her new-found love, who while outwardly charming turns out to be (of course) an unpleasant character and (of course) a love-rat. By now older and wiser, Jenny re-takes her exams, enters Oxford, and lives to tell the tale.

The period backgrounds (suburban life, London on the cusp of the swinging 60s, Rachmanism, racial prejudice) are well observed, the script by Nick Hornby is excellent, and the acting suitably knowing. 5/5 stars. Highly recommended.

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