Tuesday, February 8, 2011
3 out of 5. Lone Scherfig's AN EDUCATION was a tour de force of writing and acting. The directing was really quite good too with some excellent shots that seemingly try to sneak by. Overall a very positive film about family matters being taken down a notch with the entrance of an acceptable gentleman caller. Some nice plot twists and some really great dialogue throughout. The lead, Carey Mulligan is believable in her arc of an isolated teenager to one who grows a backbone through harrowing circumstances to become a sound young woman. I would have scored this higher but while the story and dialogue was quite good the structure of the script toward the end felt a little too satisfying and quick. Definitely memorable regardless and worth a watch.