An Education Soundtrack (

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Title in Español:

An Education

Title in Italiano:

An Education

Title in Português:

Uma Outra Educação


In the early 1960's, sixteen-year-old Jenny Mellor (Carey Mulligan) lives with her parents in the London suburb of Twickenham. On her father Jack's (Alfred Molina's) wishes, everything that Jenny does is in the sole pursuit of being accepted into Oxford, as he wants her to have a better life than him. Jenny is bright, pretty, hard working, but also naturally gifted. The only problems her father may perceive in her life is her issue with learning Latin, and her dating a boy named Graham (Matthew Beard), who is nice, but socially awkward.

Jenny's life changes after she meets David Goldman (Peter Sarsgaard), a man over twice her age. David goes out of his way to show Jenny and her family that his interest in her is not improper and that he wants solely to expose her to cultural activities which she enjoys. Jenny quickly gets accustomed to the life to which David and his constant companions, Danny (Dominic Cooper) and Helen (Rosamund Pike), have shown her, and Jenny and David's relationship does move on to becoming a romantic one. However, Jenny slowly learns more about David, and by association, Danny and Helen, and specifically how they make their money.

Jenny has to decide if what she learns about them and leading such a life is worth forgoing her plans of higher education at Oxford.

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An Education
Smoke Without Fire
Duffy: Writer
Duffy: Performer
On the Rebound
Floyd Cramer: Writer
Floyd Cramer: Performer
Symphony No. 3
Edward Elgar: Writer
Sous le Ciel de Paris
Hubert Giraud: Performer
Jean Dréjac: Lyrics
Juliette Gréco: Performer
Introduction et allegro
Maurice Ravel: Writer
A Sunday Kind of Love
Beth Rowley: Performer
You Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger
Beth Rowley: Writer
Beth Rowley: Performer
One O'clock Jump
Count Basie: Writer
Song of Tonfano
Anthony Mawer: Writer
Sweet Nothin's
Brenda Lee: Performer
Ronnie Self: Writer
Teen Scene
Teddy Randazzo: Writer
Maybe Tomorrow
Billy Fury: Writer
Billy Fury: Performer
Theme from 'A Summer Place'
Sur les Quais du Vieux Paris
Tell the Truth
Comin' Home Baby
Since I Fell For You
One O'clock Jump
Count Basie: Performer
Sweet Nothin's
Ronnie Self: Performer
Theme from 'A Summer Place'
Max Steiner: Performer
Comin' Home Baby
Bob Dorough: Performer

User reviews

Lisa Thomas

The soundtrack of An Education perfectly captures the essence of the early 1960s era, setting the tone for the film's coming-of-age story.

Andrew Lopez

The musical choices in the film felt disconnected from the emotional depth of the characters' journey, missing opportunities to create a stronger bond between the audience and the narrative.

Melissa Hernandez

The choice of music in the film complements the character development beautifully, adding depth and emotion to Jenny's journey of self-discovery and challenging societal expectations.

Donald Jackson

The choice of music reflects the contrast between Jenny's academic aspirations and the seductive allure of the glamorous lifestyle offered by David and his companions.

Nancy Clark

The soundtrack effectively complements the film's narrative, enhancing key scenes and adding layers of meaning to the characters' relationships and conflicts.

Stephanie Carter

The soundtrack of An Education perfectly captures the nostalgic and sophisticated atmosphere of the early 1960s, enhancing the storytelling and immersing the audience in the time period.

Karen Adams

The music enhances the emotional depth of the characters' journeys, especially Jenny's evolution from a sheltered teenager to a young woman making difficult decisions about her future.

Edward Carter

The incorporation of iconic songs from the 60s adds a layer of authenticity to the film, transporting viewers to a different era and enhancing the overall viewing experience.

Susan King

Overall, the music in An Education plays a crucial role in shaping the film's atmosphere and enhancing the audience's emotional connection to the story.

Brian Hill

The soundtrack of An Education failed to capture the essence of the 1960s era in London, lacking the authenticity and nostalgia that could have enhanced the storytelling.

Ashley Jackson

The soundtrack succeeds in creating a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era, evoking a mix of innocence and sophistication that resonates with the film's themes.

Joshua Jones

The overall sound design of the soundtrack did not effectively complement the film's themes of coming-of-age, romance, and moral dilemmas, resulting in a lackluster auditory experience that fell short of enhancing the viewing experience.

Linda Harris

The use of period-specific songs adds authenticity to the film and helps transport the audience back in time to experience the cultural atmosphere of 1960s London.