We got An Education (another Oscar nominee) in the mail about 2 weeks ago but the newborn kept us from viewing it. In hindsight, maybe he was doing us a favor. Husband called this a "tedious" movie and I have to say that's a pretty accurate description. It's about a 16-year old student in England in the 60s who is a budding musician trying to get into Oxford. When an older, very charming man comes into her life and sweeps her off her feet, she gets distracted from her goals and is tempted to marry. We later find out that this suave gentleman isn't all he's cracked up to be. And that's about it. There's no real climax to this movie but it is very well acted by a stellar cast of actors and also a beautiful film to watch. You have probably seen Oscar nominated actress Carey Mulligan (a.k.a. Shia Labeouf's girlfriend in real life) a lot lately in the new Wall Street movie trailers. She's the main character and I think she has a strong future in film. Plus she's incredibly easy on the eyes and British. What's not to love?
MORAL OF THAT STORY (and the movie): Only naive girls will give up their promising futures to marry and usually when a man seems to good to be true, he isn't.