DVD: An Education, For retail & rental (EL)

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All due credit to Nick Hornby for fleshing out Lynn Barber's short,

offhand memoir into a feature-length film, but this piquant 1960s comedy drama about a sixth former's affair with a shady older man isn't quite as earth-shattering as its award-laden international success might lead you to believe.

Still, Rosamund Pike is a comic revelation, and Carey Mulligan is certainly convincing as a star of the future, if not quite convincing as a teenage schoolgirl.