If you are looking for reasons why An Education is an enjoyable good movie, here are several ones:
1. Because Carey Mulligan is a Katie Holmes look a like but with enormous, promising talent. Carey has the perfect mix of sensitivity, sharpness, naiveté and strength needed to make An Education all the more outstanding and astounding.
2. Because the world needs a constant, but not nagging, reminder that education is important for every human being. Enough said.
3. Because the British locales seem to be very compatible with brooding souls. Old yet strong buildings, cloudy and rainy days, cold landscapes, and streets lined with trees and solitude. Ah!
4. Because (this is for Pinoy filmmakers and moviegoers), a good movie need not have too much drama about exploitation and other expressions of human abuse to raise a point. Perhaps we all need a bit of an education on simple social issues – but oftentimes overlooked until the consequences are too staggering to be understood – to create a piece of cinema that mirrors the human experience.
Hope that gets your interest! Watch and be educated.