‘An Education’ trailer

Posted by · 5:52 pm · July 14th, 2009

Yesterday we got the poster, today we get the trailer:




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  • 1 7-14-2009 at 6:16 pm

    James D. said...

    This is what everyone is getting excited about?

    It looks boring and unoriginal, so it should get nominated for a lot of things.

  • 2 7-14-2009 at 6:49 pm

    RichardA said...

    Oh! I cannot wait to this! The cast looks amazing. And the premise is just classic Hollywood story telling. Of course, we’ve all seen this before but there’s probably a surprise. And sometimes, it’s how the story is told that matters. I’m not sold on the female lead, but if she’s anything close to Audrey Tatou, Audrey Hepburn, Julie Waters or even Julia Ormond, she’d be good enough for a nod.

  • 3 7-14-2009 at 7:57 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    James: It’s anything but.

  • 4 7-14-2009 at 8:13 pm

    average joe said...

    James D, based on the trailer I’d have to agree with you; but this is still a must see for me based on what everybody’s been saying about it.

    But yeah, this trailer did not get me excited AT ALL. I’m guessing the film is probably subtle, which would be difficult to express in a trailer.

  • 5 7-14-2009 at 8:34 pm

    JAB said...

    this looks great, i just wish i knew what was so bad about her hanging out with Peter Sarsgaard other than him being older.

  • 6 7-14-2009 at 9:15 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    I’ll have to take your word for it Kris. Trailer is blah city.

  • 7 7-14-2009 at 10:06 pm

    Brian said...

    Looks classy as can be. Not sold on the trailer really, but I’m still intrigued.

  • 8 7-14-2009 at 11:16 pm

    Andrew L. said...

    Looks great; can certainly see the gravitas of Mulligan (albeit glimpses). Though wouldn’t it seem more natural for Saarsgaard to be pushed/campaigned for Sup. Actor instead of Molina?

  • 9 7-14-2009 at 11:56 pm

    goodvibe61 said...

    Kris, based on everything I’ve read about this film I have to conclude that the trailer is way, way off base. My god it looks like the most ordinary thing in the world based on this trailer.

    First the poster, which I found fairly underwhelming, and now this run of the mill trailer. What in the hell is Sony Classics doing? Certainly not trying to woo the cinema lover, that’s for sure. More like trying to woo the Lifetime network crowd or something.

    In spite of the past couple of days I remain in a state of crazed anticipation for this.

    By the way, my wife and I went out to dinner earlier this evening, and the lines for Potter are wrapped all the way around the theater. Some kids said they’d been waiting all day long. This one looks enormous.

  • 10 7-15-2009 at 1:12 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    I like the trailer, personally. The assorted Oscar hype might have led people to expect more fireworks, but it remains a small memory piece. It looks to me like they’ve captured the warmth and melancholy of the source material, and extracted some of Lynn Barber’s overriding bitterness.

    Best of all, they’ve kept the bolder story developments under wraps, which is amazing from a trailer in this day and age.

  • 11 7-15-2009 at 4:50 am

    Johanna said...

    The only reason I am excited about this (and since yesterday, not a long time like most people here, I thought this were to be boring and a failure) are the clips I saw yesterday. They were nice. Carey looks nice, both in them and in the trailer, but “nice” is all I can say. I still can’t be sure that an Oscar nom is possible, I would like it to happen for her, but, really?
    That doesn’t mean I don’t like the trailer, I do, but I’m trying to picture it without the clips I saw yesterday filling in some gaps and I can’t.
    Now that I watch it again, I am not happy with the way they end the trailer, but I am impressed and excited. When you can keep a trailer and poster so simple as these ones, there has to be something clear in this movie. Clear and rewarding.

  • 12 7-15-2009 at 7:06 am

    Rob said...

    “I like the trailer, personally. The assorted Oscar hype might have led people to expect more fireworks, but it remains a small memory piece. It looks to me like they’ve captured the warmth and melancholy of the source material, and extracted some of Lynn Barber’s overriding bitterness. ”

    It’s not that it looks too “small” or lack of “fireworks,” it just looks bland. I expected a character drama and subtle coming-of-age type thing, but this trailer really makes the film seem blahhhhhh.

    I’m still incredibly excited for this based on everyone’s jubilation, but for a film that struck me as a hard mainstream pitch, I think they needed a better sell than this.

  • 13 7-15-2009 at 7:18 am

    Eunice said...

    I like the trailer. There’s a certain warmth and simplicity from it that appeals to me, and those feelings help establish the fact that this is from someone’s real life and memories. I only hope they distribute it to my country.

    Peter Sarsgaard has been one of my favorite actors since ‘Shattered Glass’, and I’m really enjoying how ‘in’ he is right now.

    Rosamund Pike was Miranda Frost in Die Another Day! I just realized that that’s where I know her from. Nice to see her on a movie that’s as good as this appears to be.

    Also, there’s a shot of Carey Mulligan, with the sunglasses on, and her hair is done–and all I could think about was “Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

    Before this trailer, I didn’t really care about “An Education”. Now, I have to see it before the year ends.

  • 14 7-15-2009 at 7:28 am

    Brando said...

    It looks very center on Carey Mulligan and that for an unkown actress might mean something.
    Talking about trailers, my favorites for now are Nine and Precious. Can’t wait for Avatar and Lovely Bones…

  • 15 7-15-2009 at 8:25 am

    jess said...

    Doesn’t top the NINE and THE ROAD trailers. Can’t wait for AVATAR’s also.

  • 16 7-15-2009 at 8:46 am

    Eunice said...

    Also, maybe it’s just me, but the old Volkswagens always bring out the inner ‘old movie’ in anything.

  • 17 7-15-2009 at 10:01 am

    Rob said...

    THE ROAD had the worst trailer I’ve seen in years. Couldn’t be more misleading and pandering if it tried. It fucking EDITED IN A RANDOM EXPLOSION WHEN THERE ARE NO EXPLOSIONS IN THE FILM.

  • 18 7-15-2009 at 11:43 am

    goodvibe61 said...

    Simply put, there’s no hook in this trailer. It’s a two minute piece of product.

    I don’t want the plot completely revealed to me in the trailer; so it has that going for it. Still, the trailer is supposed to get my interest. Why aren’t trying to grab me? This thing’ll wash over you and you won’t remember it in any way.

    Compare this trailer with the trailers for either Precious or The Road, and tell me which is more effective a device to draw interest…

    There’s still a long way to go until October. Hopefully this campaign will get straightened out.

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