|Starring||Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Emma Thompson|
|82nd Academy Awards|
An Education is a 2009 British coming-of-age drama film, based on a memoir of the same name by British journalist Lynn Barber. The film was directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby, and stars Carey Mulligan as Jenny, a bright schoolgirl, and Peter Sarsgaard as David, the charming con man who seduces her. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards.
- Best Actress — Carey Mulligan
- Best Adapted Screenplay — Nick Hornby
- Best Picture — Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
Jenny stands on the brink of becoming a woman: a brilliantly witty and attractive 16-year-old whose suburban life is about to be blown apart by the utterly unsuitable 30-something David.
Urbane and witty, David manages to charm her conservative parents Jack and Marjorie. David introduces Jenny to a glittering new world of classical concerts and late-night suppers with his attractive friend and business partner, Danny and Danny's girlfriend, the beautiful but vacuous Helen. Just as Jenny's family's long-held dream of getting their brilliant daughter into Oxford seems within reach, Jenny is tempted by another kind of life.