Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An Education ***1/2

According to IMDB: 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.

Good performances from the star, 22 year old Carey Mulligan playing 16 year old Jenny. Peter Sarsgaard was great as the playboy.

Trivia Alert Rosamund Pike who played the nonacademic blond girlfriend, is the only authentic Oxford graduate in the main cast. The plot dealt with getting accepted into Oxford.



The Sentinel said...

Peter Sarsgaard is a great actor; very good in the recent ‘Orphan’ too. Not seen this effort but I will take a look at it now when I get a chance.

Watched ‘Inglourious Basterds’ a few days ago as mentioned here before and it was much better then made out to be; quite a mature Tarantino production by all previous standards; obviously not a history lesson but intelligently entertaining.

Frank Partisan said...

Sentinel: Tarantino's movie is the best one so far this year.

I agree with you.

You'll see a much different Saarsgard here.

tony said...

Another One For My "To Do " List.Thanks For The Tip Ren.

Frank Partisan said...

Tony: It's a good time.

The spanish prisoner said...

I saw this film the other day. I highly recommend it. It is vastly superior to most of the stuff that comes out of Hollywood. In Hollywood they would play a story like this for melodrama or for sentimental schlock. Instead everything in it seemed to me to be real and convincing.

Frank Partisan said...

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Spanish Prisoner: I think Hollywood would have openly called the guy a pedophile.

tony said...

Another one for my list Ren!
Ah , Ive not seen it yet but I Bet it shows the British Class System is Alive + Well!
(word verification= 'elvess' ! uh-uh, I'm all shook up..........!)

white rabbit said...

This film is based on a book by British journalist Lynn Barber about her late adolescent years and relationship with an older, married lover.

Frank Partisan said...

Tony: It takes place in pre-Beatles UK in the 60s.

White Rabbit: I didn't know it was based on an autobiography.

Frank Partisan said...

On Monday this blog will post about the Honduran elections.

As of now, both candidates are coup supporters. People are told to vote or they'll lose their jobs.

SecondComingOfBast said...

"As of now, both candidates are coup supporters"

The present, legitimate Honduran government must be pretty tolerant to hold an election where both of the candidates are against them.

As of now? Does that mean there's a chance they might change their position and support the government?

On a more serious note, this is a perfect illustration as to why I don't support efforts to enforce democratic governments on other nations, nor any other kind of government. People should figure out for themselves what they want, and if they want it bad enough, they'll make it happen. It's not a very democratic system that threatens people's jobs if they refuse to vote. If they did that here, unemployment would probably hit forty percent, maybe more than that.

People that are interested enough to take the time to vote on principle, even if they don't necessarily make the choice I would make, at least tend to know what they're doing and why, for good or bad. People that just vote for who they're told to vote for aren't really adding anything constructive to the process, they're just slaves to whatever system is yanking their chains.

Frank Partisan said...

Pagan: bribes and threats are being used in Honduras.

I'm afraid if Bush was president, people would be up in arms.

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