This dapper little film charmed my socks off. Taking place in England in the 60's, An Education is of polished elegance lead by the graceful Jenny (Carey Mulligan). I am completely smitten with her beauty and drive to explore life outside of the confines of her cramped household and piles of schoolwork. As the title indicates, we follow Jenny through her preppy school days, dreaming of wonderful adventures in Paris when she is suddenly scooped up by a man nearly twice her age. He opens a world to her that evokes the senses - plush fashions, lavish restaurants, the socially elite with knowledge in music and art. What strikes me is the unique character of Jenny as the lead role. Tough, determined and wise beyond her years, she is a joy to watch. Forever questioning why people bother to settle for anything than the best, Jenny states it is our desires that keep us alive.
"If we don't do anything, we don't become anyone."
She is my hero.
Film Count: 65 out of 365