Review: An Education
Question: Why study?
A big question that many of us perhaps have asked ourselves during our student lives. Giving my current age, it is strange somewhat that I still have a chance to ask such question time and time again (my dad was fathering two kids at the same age). However, I thought for a moment after I typed the previous line – I thought of my peers and friends who labor away day-in-day-out on their thesis. Most of them my age, some slightly more, so perhaps it is not unusual anymore? We study longer and live….shorter???
An Education is an entertaining film. It dealt with the subject that many coming-of-age youth have: to enjoy the sweet excitement life has on offer or burial themselves in books and study away. Personally, I don’t think it either. Life in university can be hard at (exam) times, but there are lots of joyful moments too. The film is one of a rare British film I have watched that was done stylishly. I mean really. The screenplay is dynamic, well-shot, and composed together. Although, the storyline is somewhat hmm.. obvious, still everything that was it kept it interesting though and though. Overall, it is a film worth watching indeed.
I must admit I fall in love with Jenny (Carey Mulligan).
Answer: Because there is no shortcut in life.