About the Film
A precocious London teenager, played by Golden Globe nominee Carey Mulligan, finds her traditional education replaced by something significantly more exciting when an older, more worldly suitor sweeps her off of her feet. Jenny is smart, attractive, and eager to start her adult life. She’s grown tired of the familiar adolescent routine, epitomized by the strictness of her school principal played by Emma Thompson. When an urbane newcomer played by Peter Sarsgaard, appears in town, Jenny senses a rare opportunity to shake things up. Quickly falling under his spell, the impressionable young woman begins accompanying her newfound beau to classical concerts, art auctions, crowded pubs, late night dinners and begins to learn quickly about adult life.
One of the year’s best. – Associated Press