Tuesday, 15 June 2010

An Education

It seems that I am very, very behind the times. I have been resisting watching this film because I do not like hyped up things (Slumdog Millionaire? Never seen it) and because I have never nderstood the public's - and the fashion world's - obsession with Carey Mulligan. Who is this girl, this, yes, pretty, but still rather average girl? Why is she wearing tights on the red carpet? Why does she have a boy's haircut? Why is she wearing yet another hideously predictable 50's frock, because Carey, love, you don't look vintage, you just look lame.

I wonder if I have annoyed anyone yet.

But I finally caved in, mostly because I am head-over-heels in love with anything to do with the sixties right now, and of course An Education is set in 1961. I actually really enjoyed it! I do not know whether it was the clothes (perfect), the cars (oh myyy), the Paris scene (absolutely beautiful) or Peter Sarsgaard's cheeky smile (hello), but it was a really lovely film. And what a fantastic moral it portrayed - I loved it.

For those who have not seen it, Carey plays a 16 year old genius girl on the verge of taking her exams and hoping to go to Oxford, when she meets the wonderful David who pretty much just sweeps her off her (now) fashionably brogued feet and whisks her off on a life of fun and debauchery. Of course everything is not as it seems, but I will attempt to make my point without ruining the ending for anyone who just happens to have purchased the DVD and is about to watch it after reading this. My point is: the moral of the story is to have fun, enjoy your life, be who you want to be, but do not be a moron and throw away everything in your life for some bloke you met in the street. Even if he does have such an adoreable way with words as Peter Sarsgaard (but if you can do it whilst wearing a ridiculously covetable duffel coat, that is probably ok).

1 comment:

  1. I think I need to watch this. Also you would love Slumdog Millionaire.


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