I finally watched An Education last week and I must say, it was wonderful! Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard were fabulous in their respective roles, and had undeniable chemistry as "pupil" and "mentor".
I've never been much for the 1960's, other than some of the music, but after swooning over the classic dresses and perfect up-dos in this film I have a newfound appreciation for the era. I want to sip on cocktails in a full-skirted dress while dancing and gossiping in a crowded music hall!
Ahh, and to be swept away to 1960's Paris, where my romantic heart thinks of ex-patriots smoking and chatting at outdoor cafes, and of strolls along the Seine, stopping to browse at the book-dealer's stalls. And perhaps sitting for a quick, hand-drawn portrait on the way to Sacre-Coeur. I'll probably always prefer my romanticized image of Paris over it's actuality: dirty and sometimes unfriendly, but still Paris nonetheless.