Since I kept hearing good things about this movie (it was even one of the best movies in 2009 according to Roger Ebert), I was really eager to watch it. Honestly, even though I enjoyed the story, I still think it was not really original and really predictable. Furthermore, they try to give it a positive note (it was 'an education' for her after all...), I wasn't really convinced especially with the ending when she finally gets dumped, she goes back to her study, you get some uplifting music and eventually she basically decides to pretend that the whole thing didn't happen. Still, even though the story was not really mindblowing but it was still entertaining enough. Furthermore, it was very well written, the directing was very good and the cast was quite awesome (Carey Mulligan, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Emma Thompson, Sally Hawkins), especially Carey Mulligan who was really amazing. After watching this movie and 'Never let me go', she definitely convinced me that she is one of the best actress of her generation and not a new sexpot like Megan Fox for example. To conclude, even though the plot is actually nothing amazing in my opinion, it is still thoroughly enjoyable thank to the impressive directing and acting and it is definitely worth a look.