Sunday, January 3, 2010
What a terrific film! The sets... the wardrobe..... the soundtrack....... the actors...... PARIS! An Education is an engaging, sweet, playful, inspiring, and thoughtful film. I'm a notoriously harsh critic, and have ridiculously high expectations. I internally gage a film as I'm watching it. I categorize and archive them in the dusty metal filing cabinets of my mind according to certain criteria; visually stimulating, impressive actors, well written story, haunting score, etc.
Movies, for me, have an affect depending on what's going on in my life. I, at 29, can empathize so much with the character Jenny, brilliantly played by the stunningly beautiful Carey Mulligan. Although Jenny is exploring the awkward transitional period between pseudo childhood and pseudo adulthood. I feel like I'm experiencing the same humiliating evolution from pseudo adulthood to whatever the next stage is.
This is, of course, only my experience. I'll surely encourage anyone that I know, and some people that I don't, to see it before it leaves theaters.