Monday, March 1, 2010

If you never do anything, you never become anyone

Jen L. and I took advantage of our 1/2 snow day to go and see An Education. It's the story of Jenny, a bright young thing who is hungry for experiences beyond her sheltered life as a cello playing school girl pushed toward Oxford by her domineering parents. She is dazzled by David, an older man of questionable repute who woos her with a whirlwind of cigarettes and champagne. When he inevitably breaks her heart, it almost seems worth it for all the fun she (and we) have had with him.

I loved the clothing, cast and soundtrack and am now on the hunt for a copy of Lynn Barber's memoir, from which the film is adapted.

My favorite part was when the world weary and kinda trampy Helen gives Jenny a makeover for her first romantic weekend getaway:

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