An education is basically about a young girl who is brilliant in every way but falls for the wrong guy and learns it the hard way. Typical young girl.
The beginning of the movie was done well, as you are thrust into this new world of excitement that the lead character, Jenny (Carrie Mulligan) is introduced to by smooth talking David. Its party, and dinner, and jazz in Paris, but you get the feeling that while Jenny may be having fun, it does not fulfill her. Its as if her own life is put on halt and she is to completely rely on David for everything.
B- rating. From some of the reviews I had heard I expected a bit more.