Despite its high profile as an Oscar nominee, An Education was one of the year's most understated dramas.
Despite its high profile as an Oscar nominee, An Education was one of the year's most understated dramas. Carey Mulligan stars as Jenny in her breakout role of a 1960s student who tastes a life of sophistication when she's seduced by an older man, played by Peter Sarsgaard.
This captivating, coming-of-age movie was one of my favorites last year, and I plan on renting (OK, buying) this movie now that it's available on DVD. The extras include a commentary track from director Lone Scherfig, Mulligan, and Sarsgaard, eleven deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, and the original trailer.
Robert Downey Jr. exudes many charms as the title character in Guy Ritchie's slick retelling of Sherlock Holmes. RDJ, who won a Golden Globe for the part, is hot, ripped, and it's not necessarily costar Rachel McAdams he has the most chemistry with — it's his sidekick Watson, played by Jude Law. The bromance was my favorite thing about the movie, but it's also packed to the brim with action, making it a highly entertaining rental. The lone extra is a making-of clip titled "Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented."
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