Review | An Education

Credit: Kerry Brown, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

OPENS: Friday 10/9

It's the swinging '60s, and bright London high school girl Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is busily studying to crack Oxford. But then she meets neighborhood playboy David (Peter Sarsgaard), falls hard for the thirty-something's suave charm — and begins a romance that threatens to derail her academic future. Brown eyed beauty Mulligan could earn an Oscar nomination for her first-rate work in this stylish, satisfying smartgirl- coming-of-age drama.