February 23, 2011


I advise you to watch the movie An education, directed by Lone Scherfig, with Carey Mulligan, a great great great actress ! The plot is about Jenny, 16 (living in England in 1961) who met a man, played by Peter Sarsgaard. This last will take her to concerts, clubs, restaurants...and even Paris ! I let you discover the movie, I don't want to tell you all the story, because you know I decided to watch it before even knowing what it was talking about, and that was a perfect choice !

 Jenny: I don't want to lose my virginity to a piece of fruit.
Miss Stubbs: You seem to be old and wise.
Jenny: I feel old. But not very wise.

Jenny: [Jenny's thoughts on sex ] It's funny though, isn't it? All that poetry and all those songs, about something that lasts no time at all.

Headmistress: Nobody does anything worth doing without a degree.
Jenny: Nobody does anything worth doing WITH a degree. No woman anyway.
Headmistress: So what I do isn't worth doing? Or what Miss Stubbs does, or Mrs. Wilson, or any of us here? Because none of us would be here without a degree. You do realize that, don't you? And yes, of course studying is hard and boring...
Jenny: Boring!
Headmistress: I'm sorry?
Jenny: Studying is hard and boring. Teaching is hard and boring. So, what you're telling me is to be bored, and then bored, and finally bored again, but this time for the rest of my life? This whole stupid country is bored! There's no life in it, or color, or fun! It's probably just as well the Russians are going to drop a nuclear bomb on us any day now. So my choice is to do something hard and boring, or to marry my... Jew, and go to Paris and Rome and listen to jazz, and read, and eat good food in nice restaurants, and have fun! It's not enough to educate us anymore Ms. Walters. You've got to tell us why you're doing it.

I have also to say that the soundtrack is really perfect !

Elodie Hope Springs


  1. I love this film, it's just great! x

  2. i love this film as well !
    such a great fashion (such a bonus)

    updates daily , follow !



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