Carey Mulligan, a young and brilliant new actress, stars as Jenny, a 1960’s British schoolgirl who’s fallen for a much older man, played by Peter Sarsgaard. It’s a classic coming of age story.
An Education has an amazing ensemble. Mulligan and Sarsgaard are both perfect in the lead roles, and Alfred Molina, who plays Jenny’s strict and excessively proper father, deserves just as much praise.
It’s a familiar story, but it’s so well acted and well told that it’s 100% worth seeing. Plus, being a period piece in London and Paris, it’s beautiful to look at.