Monday, February 22

An Education

I saw another great movie last week, An Education. A beautifully told story set in London in the early 1960s.

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a teenage girl who is on her way to Oxford. But Jenny meets a playboy twice her age who shows her the glamorous side of life. Suddenly Oxford doesn't seem so important.

The movie is beautiful, with hair, costumes and sets that really capture the look of the early 1960's.

Emma Thompson as the headmistress.

School uniforms looked rather good in 1961.

Jenny and David.

In Paris.

I won't give away the story, but I can say that I really like the way it was told.
And it reminded me of a line from Curtis Sittenfeld's novel American Wife; Mistakes is how we learn compassion for others.

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