History Film / AnEducation

19th Jun '15 3:34:47 PM dawnmarie
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* DawsonCasting: 20-something Carey Mulligan as 16-year-old Jenny.



* PlayingAgainstType:
** Emma Thompson appears as a ruthless and anti-Semitic schoolmistress.
** Rosamund Pike as DumbBlonde Helen is a particularly odd example, not just because Pike normally plays intelligent [[IceQueen ice queens]], but because in real life Rosamund Pike basically ''is'' who Jenny wants to be (trained cellist, bilingual in French, and studied English Literature at Oxford).
21st Feb '15 10:51:10 PM DrOO7
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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: David is a serial cheater. To the point where the only thing that really upsets David's wife is how young Jenny is. Her dialogue makes it clear that this isn't the first time one of his spurned lovers has shown up on their doorstep--and some have even been worse off than Jenny, being "in the family way".]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: David is a serial cheater. To married and apparently cheats on his wife so often that the point where poor woman seems thoroughly resigned to having his jilted lovers turning up on their doorstep. Her dialogue makes it quite clear that Jenny is far from the first to do this--and that some have been even worse off, being in "the family way". About the only thing that really upsets David's wife her is how young Jenny is. Her dialogue makes it clear that this isn't the first time one of his spurned lovers has shown up on their doorstep--and some have even been worse off than Jenny, being "in the family way".is.]]
21st Jan '15 4:51:32 PM MarkLungo
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Sixteen-year-old Jenny (Creator/CareyMulligan) is attending school, preparing for her A-levels and hoping to go to Oxford. One day, she meets an older man named David (Peter Sarsgaard), who charms her into a romance, distracting from her schoolwork. David introduces her to a whole new world out of her little suburb--a world of nightclubs, auctions for beautiful paintings, racing, and romance. Jenny soon has to make a choice between the academic world she's always prepared for--and the world of ''fun.''

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Sixteen-year-old Jenny (Creator/CareyMulligan) is attending school, preparing for her A-levels and hoping to go to Oxford. One day, she meets an older man named David (Peter Sarsgaard), (Creator/PeterSarsgaard), who charms her into a romance, distracting from her schoolwork. David introduces her to a whole new world out of her little suburb--a world of nightclubs, auctions for beautiful paintings, racing, and romance. Jenny soon has to make a choice between the academic world she's always prepared for--and the world of ''fun.''
10th Jan '15 1:16:15 PM jamespolk
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* ChristmasCake: Miss Stubbs. And Jenny rubs her face in it.


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* OldMaid: Miss Stubbs. And Jenny rubs her face in it.
19th Oct '14 2:52:19 PM shimaspawn
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* SpoiledSweet: Though Helen can be quite blunt at times, she becomes fast friends with Jenny and is relatively nice to her.
15th Mar '14 3:50:48 AM XFllo
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Sixteen-year-old Jenny (Creator/CareyMulligan) is attending school, preparing for her A-levels and hoping to go to Oxford. One day, she meets an older man named David (Peter Sarsgaard), who charms her into a [[MayDecemberRomance romance]], distracting from her schoolwork. David introduces her to a whole new world out of her little suburb--a world of nightclubs, auctions for beautiful paintings, racing, and romance. Jenny soon has to make a choice between the academic world she's always prepared for--and the world of ''fun.''

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Sixteen-year-old Jenny (Creator/CareyMulligan) is attending school, preparing for her A-levels and hoping to go to Oxford. One day, she meets an older man named David (Peter Sarsgaard), who charms her into a [[MayDecemberRomance romance]], romance, distracting from her schoolwork. David introduces her to a whole new world out of her little suburb--a world of nightclubs, auctions for beautiful paintings, racing, and romance. Jenny soon has to make a choice between the academic world she's always prepared for--and the world of ''fun.''



* MayDecemberRomance
* MomentKiller: [[ItMakesSenseInContext The]] [[{{Squick}} banana]].

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* MayDecemberRomance
* MomentKiller: [[ItMakesSenseInContext The]] [[{{Squick}} The banana]].



** Jenny's teacher and headmistress both question Jenny on her MayDecemberRomance on more than one occasion. And Jenny pushes right back.
* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond Her Years]]: Jenny seems pretty sure that she's this. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope She really isn't.]]]] And she lampshades it in this exchange with Miss Stubbs:

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** Jenny's teacher and headmistress both question Jenny on her MayDecemberRomance romance with an older guy on more than one occasion. And Jenny pushes right back.
* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond Her Years]]: Jenny seems pretty sure that she's this.wise and pretty clever for a girl of her age. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope She really isn't.]]]] And she lampshades it in this exchange with Miss Stubbs:



* [[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart]] [[spoiler: To the point where the only that really upsets David's wife is how young Jenny is. Her dialogue makes it clear that this isn't the first time one of his spurned lovers has shown up on their doorstep--and some have even been worse off than Jenny, being "in the family way"]]

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* [[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart]] YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: David is a serial cheater. To the point where the only thing that really upsets David's wife is how young Jenny is. Her dialogue makes it clear that this isn't the first time one of his spurned lovers has shown up on their doorstep--and some have even been worse off than Jenny, being "in the family way"]]way".]]
27th Dec '13 11:53:42 AM MarkLungo
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A 2009 British {{coming of age}} {{drama}} film, set in 1961 London.

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A 2009 British {{coming of age}} {{drama}} film, set in 1961 London.
[[TheSixties 1961]] UsefulNotes/{{London}}.
27th Dec '13 11:53:13 AM MarkLungo
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Sixteen-year-old Jenny (CareyMulligan) is attending school, preparing for her A-levels and hoping to go to Oxford. One day, she meets an older man named David (Peter Sarsgaard), who charms her into a [[MayDecemberRomance romance]], distracting from her schoolwork. David introduces her to a whole new world out of her little suburb--a world of nightclubs, auctions for beautiful paintings, racing, and romance. Jenny soon has to make a choice between the academic world she's always prepared for--and the world of ''fun.''

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Sixteen-year-old Jenny (CareyMulligan) (Creator/CareyMulligan) is attending school, preparing for her A-levels and hoping to go to Oxford. One day, she meets an older man named David (Peter Sarsgaard), who charms her into a [[MayDecemberRomance romance]], distracting from her schoolwork. David introduces her to a whole new world out of her little suburb--a world of nightclubs, auctions for beautiful paintings, racing, and romance. Jenny soon has to make a choice between the academic world she's always prepared for--and the world of ''fun.''



* DawsonCasting: 20-something Carrey Mulligan as 16-year-old Jenny.

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* DawsonCasting: 20-something Carrey Carey Mulligan as 16-year-old Jenny.
9th Sep '13 11:32:15 PM BondGirl
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* [[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart]]

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* [[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart]][[spoiler:YourCheatingHeart]] [[spoiler: To the point where the only that really upsets David's wife is how young Jenny is. Her dialogue makes it clear that this isn't the first time one of his spurned lovers has shown up on their doorstep--and some have even been worse off than Jenny, being "in the family way"]]
18th Jun '13 1:00:18 PM BondGirl
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Even after learning of David's shady business, Jenny continues to be strung along by David until the climax.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Even after learning of David's shady business, Jenny continues to be strung along by David until the climax. Her father also, as he admits that he heard something that should have tipped him off to the fact that David wasn't completely honest, but he chose to ignore it, having himself been so drawn in by David's flashy lifestyle.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:David.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:David.]][[spoiler:David, though a DeletedScene in which he encounters Jenny at Oxford shows that his thieving ways finally caught up with him and that he spent some time in prison]]
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