29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
very funny but poignantly serious as well,
This review is from: An Education [DVD]  (DVD)
How could anyone not enjoy this film . Authentically set around 1960 it contrasts dull suburbia with the bubbling hedonistic frenzy of life elsewhere , if one is fortunate enough to be introduced to it .......... whether it remains fortunate is what the film feeds on .
The characters are supremely well cast , from Jenny's father as the rigid buffoon , to the vacuous Helene as blond arm-candy . You don't have to be Einstein to spot the character flaws emerging in Jenny's flash new boyfriend ....... I think 'charming psychopath' captures it ....... but it is well handled even at the borders of credulity ( occassionally ).
Overall , a fine fable of a film.