Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) murders his wife upon discovering she is having an affair, then, after phoning the police to tell them what he has done, waits for them to arrive.
A vengeful husband, found at the scene of his wife’s murder, a murder to which he has willingly confessed. Surely, it should be a simple open and shut case?
Sometimes, the simplest stories are the most effective. There doesn’t need to be any surprising plot twists or flashbacks-within-flashbacks; the key to a great movie (especially in the coming-of-age genre) is to just be as genuine and believable as possible. Thus is the case with An Education, a new British film directed by Danish-born Lone Scherfig and adapted by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity). It’s a lovely period piece with an excellent newcomer in the lead, and a very strong supporting cast by her side. It’s the kind of movie where you have a strong feeling of knowing where it’s going, and yet you enjoy every mile on the road there. Read the rest of this entry