An Education

2008 PG-13 1h 35m Blu-ray / DVD

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An Education

2008 PG-13 1h 35m Blu-ray / DVD
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Jenny's teen life is a bore in 1961 London until she's immersed in the beguiling world of a much-older man. Even Jenny's parents are intrigued by David, but her unimpressed teacher works to keep Jenny's future from crumbling under David's influence.
Format
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
CC
No
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this smart 1960s-set drama written by popular author Nick Hornby explores a teenager's efforts to define her future, which includes making a mess of her well-laid plans -- most notably by becoming involved in a relationship with a sophisticated man nearly twice her age. Virginity, education, class -- they're all up for discussion and questioning. These are mature themes, but older teens should get a lot out of the movie. There's some sexual content (implied nudity and intercourse, kissing, and some risque discussion), as well as some era-accurate social drinking and smoking.

Sexual Content

A man in his 30s courts a 16-year-old virgin. In one scene, he asks to see her breasts, and she acquiesces -- there's no nudity, but she's shown opening her blouse. Later, they have sex, though they're only shown after the fact. Some kissing and much flirting. There's also a somewhat frank discussion about intercourse and a risqué joke about a banana.

Violence

A couple argues loudly; two guys pilfer a map from a house and brusquely instruct their girlfriends to jump in the car.

Language

"Bloody hell," "idiot," and "stupid."

Social Behavior

The film pits classroom education vs. real-world experiences -- but in the end, life demands a far more complex solution. Nevertheless, the importance of knowledge-seeking is made very clear, especially in the way it elevates the status of women.

Consumerism

Car, cigarette, and perfume brands (like Chanel) that evoke luxury are mentioned or shown.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A 16-year-old smokes French cigarettes (Gauloises). Some social drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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