While watching An Education the other night I was completely enthralled by the talent and beauty of Carey Mulligan, stylish 1960's London and one of the most well-written female teenage characters since Ellen Page in Juno.
Carey Mulligan plays a brilliant, focused and vibrant 16 year old girl who makes no secret of her desire to break free of her boring suburban life. Her plans are directed straight to Oxford University until she meets a man at least 15 years her senior, and slowly starts to veer away from her chosen path.
I am also thrilled to see Carey Mulligan and Rosamund Pike back together again! They were both fantastic in Pride and Prejudice - one of my favorite books and movies of all time.
The movie was outstanding but I am left wondering, was it really normal for 16 year old girls to go out with men that much older in 1960's England? Pretty creepy. Ew.
All photos from Sony Classic Pictures