Saturday, November 21, 2009

"An Education"

Did I like it? Yes I did.
First, it was set in London. So I was watching, thinking, "Was I there?"
Also, two words: Peter Sarsgaard. Of course a sixteen-year-old girl would throw caution to the wind for him. Of course.
Also: Dominic Cooper. So sexy.
Also: Olivia Williams as the "old maid" school teacher with glasses, no less.
And Sally Hawkins has the smallest role possible, but is still lovely to see.
I quite liked this film, but it was, in many ways, a romance, but the happy ending is not the marriage plot.
Plus, it made me want to rewatch many film versions of Austen films (Dominic Cooper is in the latest BBC "Sense and Sensibility").
Also, I don't get to go to movies very often, especially with Lisa B, so it was a grand day out.
Now, back to reality. Today, rowing and then much grading. Then more grading, and when I'm done with that, still more grading.

1 comment:

Lisa B. said...

Ach. The grading.

I found myself this morning thinking of Pirate Radio through the same lens of gender politics as that of An Education--just five or so years later. Very interesting. I decided just to love the music of PR and let it go. But I did quite like An Education, very interesting, and more merrier (that's okay, right?) because I saw it with you. More movies, please!