An Education

Finally got around to seeing An Education last night which, while no means a perfect movie, is a coming-of-age story like no other that I’ve seen (or read, for that matter) before.

Nick Hornby’s script is sharply observed, the soundtrack is fantastic from the get-go, and there are some truly laugh-out-loud moments, particularly from Alfred Molina and Rosamund Pike.

The best thing about the film, however, is Carey Mulligan (first seen in the Doctor Who story Blink) who is completely self-assured as Jenny and surely a dead cert for a BAFTA this year.

Sadly, given its haul of 9 BAFTA nominations, it’s a huge surprise to find that there’s only a couple of screens showing the film in London at the moment… but, if you haven’t seen it yet, make the effort. You won’t be disappointed.

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