An Education: Everybody wants to be French

23 Nov

Just saw An Education, a coming-of-age story about a 16 year-old girl in 1960’s England who jeopardizes her chances of getting into Oxford by letting Peter Sarsgaard get into her.

I quite liked it, especially Carey Mulligan as the aformentioned 16 year-old and Alfred Molina as her father. Peter Sarsgaard was sweet at times and creepy at times, though I felt his character could have been a bit more interesting (why was I hoping Cary Mulligan would dump him for his friend played by Dominic Cooper the whole time? Oh yeah, because he had a personality). The first half was enjoyable and moved along quickly, but once it got to the last third it sort of lost steam and became a bit formulaic. I also felt there wasn’t a very big pay off at the end, as it was less of an education as an you can do whatever you want and still (spoiler) get into Oxford.

Oh, and one more thing: the banana. Dear God the banana.

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One Response to “An Education: Everybody wants to be French”

  1. Emmalee November 24, 2009 at 6:53 pm #

    First paragraph = The best one-sentence plot summary ever.

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