Written on: 30/06/2010 by reviewkitten (289 reviews written)
An Education starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Rosamund Pike is a coming of age tale set during the 1960's and follows the choices a young 16 year old girl, Jenny (Mulligan) faces when her personal life and romantic life clash. The performances by the cast are outstanding; Mulligan manages to balance the act of behaving like a young adult in some scenes with Sarsgaard whilst in others with her parents she is believable as a typical 16 year old teenager. 1960's England is pretty and ordered in this film with Oxford and Ealing all looking splendid to create a rose tinted version of the time.
The social boundaries are well played out by the cast including Alfred Molina as Jenny's father. I felt the ending let the film down as it plodded down a well trodden path of redemption to quickly wrap up leaving me feeling unsatisfied.