Trivia: An Education
- Fake Brit: American actor Peter Sarsgaard plays David.
- Dawson Casting: 20-something Carey Mulligan as 16-year-old Jenny.
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- Playing Against Type:
- Emma Thompson appears as a ruthless and anti-Semitic schoolmistress.
- Rosamund Pike as Dumb Blonde Helen is a particularly odd example, not just because Pike normally plays intelligent 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).
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: Based on the memoir of the same name by British journalist Lynn Barber.