An Education parents guide

An Education

Overall D+

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.

Release date October 9, 2009

Violence B+
Sexual Content D+
Profanity B-
Substance Use C-

Why is An Education rated PG-13? The MPAA rated An Education PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexual content, and for smoking.

Run Time: 100 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is An Education rated PG-13? An Education is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for mature thematic material involving sexual content, and for smoking.

The central theme of this movie is the sexual attentions of an older man for a girl who is sixteen going on seventeen. His flattery, lavish gifts and an enticing lifestyle draw her to him, and they do eventually sleep together (the act is not shown, although there are a couple of instances when this couple is seen in bed together). Sex is discussed between this adult and minor on several occasions, including an explicit conversation about first-time intercourse. At a man’s suggestion, a girl uncovers her chest so he can look at her. Classical paintings of nude figures are seen. Throughout the film adult and teenaged characters smoke and drink. A teen uses smoking as a way to appear more mature. A man drinks alcohol when he is faced with a particularly difficult task. Several mild profanities and a few moderate profanities are uttered, along with the use of terms of Christian deity as expletives. Some derogatory racial remarks are made about Jews and Negros. Characters lie to others when it suits their own interests. Illegal activities are alluded to, and a theft is depicted.

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An Education
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG
Alberta PG Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "An Education"

Cast and Crew

An Education is directed by Lone Scherfig and stars Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Lone Scherfig.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of An Education movie is March 30, 2010. Here are some details…

Release Date: 30 March 2010
An Education releases to DVD and Blu-ray with the following extras:
- Deleted Scenes
- The Making of An Education
- Walking the Red Carpet
- Commentary with director Lone Scherfig and actors Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard

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