Directed by Lone Scherfig • 2009 • United Kingdom
Starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper
From acclaimed director Lone Scherfig and writer Nick Hornby comes this captivating coming-of-age tale sparkling with the charm and style of 1960s Britain. When Jenny (Carey Mulligan in her luminous, star-making performance), a bright young school girl who longs for adulthood, meets David (Peter Sarsgaard), a dashing older man, he introduces her to his vibrant world of glamorous friends and chic jazz clubs. As Jenny experiences her own sexual awakening, will she let this affair ruin her dreams of attending Oxford, as her headmistress (Emma Thompson) fears?