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FULL SYNOPSIS

A suburban London teen finds her traditional education replaced by something slightly more sinister when an older, more worldly suitor sweeps her off of her feet while placing her future in jeopardy. London, 1961: 16-year-old Jenny ([[Performer~P408443~Carey Mulligan~careymulligan]]) is smart, attractive, and eager to start her adult life. She's grown tired of the familiar adolescent routine, so when urbane newcomer David ([[Performer~P237700~Peter Sarsgaard~petersarsgaard]]) appears in town, Jenny senses a rare opportunity to shake things up a bit. Quickly falling under David's spell, the impressionable Jenny begins accompanying her newfound beau to classical concerts, art auctions, crowded pubs, and dinners that stretch into the small hours of the night. But Jenny is brighter than most kids her age, and her parents always dreamt of getting their exceptional daughter into Oxford. These days it seems like she's headed in a different direction -- will David ultimately be her undoing, or the person who helps her finally realize her true potential? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 9, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Lone Scherfig Best Foreign Film 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Lone Scherfig Best Director 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Odile Dicks-Mireaux Best Costume Design 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Alfred Molina Best Supporting Actor 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Nick Hornby Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nick Hornby Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Carey Mulligan Best Actress 2009 Winner
National Board of Review Carey Mulligan Best Actress 2009 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Carey Mulligan Best Actress 2009 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Carey Mulligan Best Actress 2009 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Carey Mulligan Most Promising Performer 2009 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Carey Mulligan Best Actress 2009 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Carey Mulligan Best Actress 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Carey Mulligan Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Carey Mulligan Best Actress 2009 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Finola Dwyer Producer of the Year 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Finola Dwyer Best Picture 2009 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Amanda Posey Producer of the Year 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Amanda Posey Best Picture 2009 Nominee

Cast

Peter Sarsgaard
as David
Carey Mulligan
as Jenny
Alfred Molina
as Jack
Rosamund Pike
as Helen
Dominic Cooper
as Danny
Emma Thompson
as Headmistress
Olivia Williams
as Miss Stubbs
Sally Hawkins
as Sarah
Cara Seymour
as Marjorie
Matthew Beard
as Graham
William Melling
as Small Boy
Connor Catchpole
as Small Boy
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes
as Hattie
Ellie Kendrick
as Tina
Nick Sampson
as Auctioneer
Kate Duchene
as Latin Teacher
Bel Parker
as Small Girl
Luis Soto
as Rachman
Olenka Wrzesniewski
as Shakespeare Girl
Bryony Wadsworth
as Shakespeare Girl
Ashley Taylor-Rhys
as Petrol Attendant
Beth Rowley
as Nightclub Singer
Tom Rees-Roberts
as Nightclub Band Member
Phil Wilkinson
as Nightclub Band Member

Crew

Lone Scherfig
Director
Finola Dwyer
Producer
Amanda Posey
Producer
Nick Hornby
Screenwriter
John DeBorman
Cinematographer
Paul Englishby
Composer (Music Score)
Barney Pilling
Editor
Andrew McAlpine
Production Designer
James D. Stern
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Jamie Laurenson
Executive Producer
Nick Hornby
Executive Producer
Douglas E. Hansen
Executive Producer
Wendy Japhet
Executive Producer
Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Costume Designer
Glenn Freemantle
Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Geary
First Assistant Director
Lucy Bevan
Casting
Caroline Levy
Line Producer
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