An Education

  • Directors: Lone Scherfig
  • Producers: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Douglas Hansen, Wendy Japhet, Jamie Laurenson, Caroline Levy, James D Stern, David M Thompson
  • Writers: Nick Hornby based on a memoir by Lynn Barber
  • Genres: Drama
  • Actors: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard

Following a youth orchestra rehearsal, smart, beautiful school girl Jenny is given a lift home by an charming, older man, David. The two strike up a relationship which includes David’s friends, Danny and Helen. They go to concerts, jazz clubs and take trips away at weekends.

Jenny finds out that David and Danny steal things from houses for sale – not to sell, but to keep. She also finds out that he makes money by moving black families into flats near women who are afraid of them, so he can buy the flats cheap. They make up after she storms off in a huff.

David proposes to Jenny and she drops out of school. However he turns out to be married with children, and she is one of many previous girls, they break up and Jenny enlists her teacher, Miss Stubbs, to help her study for her A-levels she missed. She passes and read English at Oxford University.

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