The film, An Education, directed by Lone Scherfig, is set in the suburbs during the 1960's. A 16 year old school girl, Jenny, played by Carey Mulligan, encounters an older man, around his mid-30's, named David, played by Peter Sarsgaard. Throughout many adventures and trips, Jenny falls in love with David, but the fling does not last long when Jenny finds out some major secrets about Davis. Altogether, viewers will be absorbed in this coming of age tale about a young girl turning into a young woman.
Though at some spots of the movie a viewer may be confused it will all come together at the end of the film. It is a great movie despite the differences in modern day society and society in the 1960's. It is an interesting film that entails the hardships of growing up, realizing what is important, and risk-taking adventures.