An Education DVD

An Education DVD

Set in 1960s Britain, this critically acclaimed British drama tells the story of Jenny (Carey Mulligan; Pride & Prejudice), an attractive, bright but bored 16-year-old schoolgirl on the brink of womanhood, as she embarks on an exhilarating adventure.

Through a chance meeting with charismatic older man David (Peter Sarsgaard; Garden State, Rendition) she is introduced to a whole new world. Based on journalist Lynn Barber’s memoirs, An Education comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 8 March from E1 Entertainment.

So why not treat your mum this Mother’s Day to a trip down memory lane with this touching coming-of-age tale and whilst you’re there perhaps reward yourself with a copy as well?

An Education was scripted by popular author Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About A Boy) and features a pedigree British cast led by rising star Carey Mulligan, recent winner of the BIFA Award for Best Actress for this groundbreaking first lead role and already tipped for success at the next Academy Awards.

Alongside Mulligan’s 'glowing performance' (Daily Telegraph) and the charming Peter Sarsgaard, are Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia, The History Boys), Rosamund Pike (Pride & Prejudice, Fugitive Pieces), Emma Thompson (Sense & Sensibility, Last Chance Harvey) and Olivia Williams (Miss Austen Regrets, X-Men) making up this all star cast.

With a bright future ahead of her and a possible place at Oxford University, Jenny has everything to work for. Then one rainy day Jenny’s suburban life is turned upside down when she unexpectedly meets David.

Urbane and witty, David charms his way into Jenny’s life and even manages to win over her conservative parents.

Introducing Jenny to a glittering new world of classical concerts, late-night suppers and weekend jaunts to Oxford, her traditional education is quickly replaced with David’s exotic education of life.

Surprising Jenny with a birthday trip to Paris, the fashionable city is everything she hoped for, but can David live up to her high expectations?

On her return home to Twickenham excited school friends are thrilled at Jenny’s newfound sophistication, but others are less impressed and as a place at Oxford seems within reach, a life less ordinary becomes far more tempting.

With extras including cast interviews, commentary and deleted scenes, making up the perfect DVD package, An Education tells the touching tale of a young girl embarking on the exhilarating journey to womanhood.

Beautifully shot, perfectly capturing 1960s Britain, and with a fantastic soundtrack by Duffy and Beth Rowley indulge your mum this Mother’s Day with a nostalgic taste of youth and a reminder of the sometimes tricky yet exciting life choices a young woman must face.

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