Christmas is coming and many people are rushing to catch the best of discounts and sales everywhere. I myself have almost completed my own Christmas shopping.
I watched this movie a few months ago but the plot and main characters are still fresh in my mind.
An Education is about a bright British high school girl who is swept off her feet by a working man. He takes her to nice restaurants, buys her beautiful presents and basically shows her the best things in life.
Her parents work very hard to keep her at her private school where she shines in her studies. They are simple people who believe that an education will help their daughter make something more out of her life, something better than theirs.
However, her nights out with the man takes a toll on her studies and she slides to the point of failing badly. Furthermore, she starts to get curious about her biyfriend’s job, which he isn’t very upfront about.
They argue when she peppers him with questions about the dubious nature of his job.
Finally, he shouts at her: “How do you think I pay for this? (her necklace) Or this? (her dress). Everything needs money!”
She wakes up from this fantasy she had been living in and goes back to school. Will she be able to climb back up on the horse she had fallen off? She was the top student. Now, she is on the verge of flunking school.
You will have to watch the movie to find out. It’s worth it, though and I would show this movie to every teenage girl if I had the chance.