An Education

Lists: Drama, Romance, Chick Flicks, Coming of age, Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age."

Overall Ranking: 464 (Rank from 2009: # 7)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 54.55%
Regular 36.36%
Half-Popped 9.09%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Lisa Marie Bowman100 - An Education is one of the best!
(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik99Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 9
David Baruffi97
Kevin McCarthy90(full review)
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
Patrick Devitt90
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 6
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium70(full review)
Jay of Life Vs Film50(full review)

People Involved

  • Carey Mulligan (Jenny)
  • Olivia Williams (Miss Stubbs)
  • Alfred Molina (Jack)
  • Cara Seymour (Majorie)
  • Peter Sarsgaard (David)
  • Dominic Cooper (Danny)
  • Rosamund Pike (Helen)
  • Amanda Fairbank-Hynes (Hattie)
  • Lone Scherfig (Director)