58. Coming of Age : "GIRLS"

Coming of age is that part of our life ,that part of our life where there is just only a thin line that separates the right from the wrong & the wrong from the right.

There is also this argument of GIRLS being discriminated & being sidelined while BOYS enjoy all the liberties ,well that is a point well said & that is very agreeable.


Alas ,its human nature to commit mistakes especially during the twilight period in our lives called "Coming of Age" but what happens then ???


BOYS : "Well, BOYS will always be BOYS, they will charm, mesmerize, seduce & there are many who UTILIZE(Hope you GIRLS understand the meaning of utilize)"


GIRLS : "Well, GIRLS never LEARN, they get charmed, mesmerized, seduced & in many cases are USED"


PLOT :
" A coming of age story of a school going girl."



As i was watching this film a lot of questions went through my mind
whilst watching this film, "An Education".Lone Scherfig has directed this beautifully film ,she has raised enough issues such that even after watching it you will be left pondering.

The movie is based on British journalist
Lynn Barber's memoir of the same name ,Nick Hornby has adapted this into a well focused screenplay that moves along effectively with a well directed message being shared.

The cast was simply amazing,
Carey Mulligan was nominated for an oscar for best actress for her role, well after watching her performance i full endorse the nomination she received.Her role of a school going girl was very very very believable ,she looked so young & vulnerable ,i was shocked when i looked up her real age.

The rest of the cast includes
Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Emma Thompson ,Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina & Cara Seymour.All of them had their roles well defined, some characters had just minutes of screen space which was very well characterized ,this is a testament to the role of a writer.

Cinematography by
John de Borman provides the look of 1960s London in a very authentic manner ,editing by Barney Pilling also adds strength to the movie.

The progression of the film is simple & at the same time very compelling, the way how a school girl reacts to the situations like in the film is so relatable to the issues of today ,the role & importance of parents also comes into scrutiny.


Overall this film works on many levels like the importance of education, coming of age, value of parental guidance & the like.Even though films like these have been part and parcel of cinema, the journey of the school going girl in this film stands stall & will surely serve an enlightening message across.


"EVE WAS CHARMED BY THE SNAKE TO EAT THE APPLE, WHOSE FAULT WAS IT,


WAS IT THE FAULT OF THE SNAKE THAT BEWITCHED EVE ???


OR


WAS IT THE FAULT OF EVE IN ALLOWING HERSELF TO BE BEWITCHED BY THE SNAKE ???"

  • Rating : "PG" for underage smoking & some sexual content.
P.S : " The creative team were initially worried about casting the 24 year old Carey Mulligan in the role of a 16 year old, but were convinced by her screen test. Rosamund Pike reportedly really wanted the small part of Helen, because "no one ever lets me be funny "

12 comments:

Sh@s said...

Its a wonderful movie. A must-watch.

sm said...

story line is good

Madhu said...

this looks intresting..

chennai has a messy climate..just today morning it rained heavily..and now its scorching hot!!!

Chandrika Shubham said...

Seems interesting.

Nice review. :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Sh@s

You watched the film ??

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ sm

the film itself will be good :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

Now its raining :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Chandrika

Thanks :)

Rajlakshmi said...

now this is one movie which i have heard of :)
nice review

Babli said...

Seems to be a wonderful and interesting movie. I will surely watch it.

Sourav said...

Seems good and worth a watch..though I am not much in to serious movies, but your suggestions usually work for me! :)

PS - Did you watch Due Date?

Sh@s said...

@ Sathish,
Yep :)

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