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An Education

Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is a young girl with dreams of going to university and developing her talents-- or at least that is the plan her father (Alfred Molina) has in mind. But when she meets David (Peter Sarsgaard), a playboy who is handsome, rich and nearly twice her age, she decides to follow the path he offers. Her choice leads to a very different kind of education. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: D+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 100
Theater Release: 09 Oct 2009
Video Release: 30 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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An Education is rated PG-13: for mature thematic material involving sexual content, and for smoking.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Lone Scherfig
Studio: 2009 Sony Picture Classics
Website: Official site for An Education.

Detailed Review

Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is bright, beautiful and on the brink of becoming a student at Oxford University—or at least that’s the future her pushy parents (Alfred Molina and Cara Seymour)… 
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Why Is An Education Rated PG-13?

The central theme of this movie is the sexual attentions of an older man for… 
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From the beginning it appears David is using Jenny. Why? In what ways is she… 
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