"Growing Up Education" Film Review

Joannie 2022-04-21 09:01:56

After watching this film, I feel a sense of empathy. Also as a female student, I can understand what the protagonist has experienced. She was a girl who lost her footing in that era. In the end, she got up and became a famous reporter. What's so touching about this story is that it's so real, as if it could happen to anyone. It's just that I don't know if this happened to us, how many of us would be able to stand up like her and realize our dreams. Her life that was delayed for a year is the treasure of her life, which made her change from an ignorant girl to a woman who understands the impermanence of the world.
She is indeed smart, but in this materialistic society, luxury goods and the wonderful dream of Paris blinded her eyes. How can she get these? With her charm as a high school girl? Nothing comes without a price, and nothing comes in vain. Her price is deception, and the final truth is her punishment. A gratuitous punishment for her foolish vanity ignorance.
God is fair, giving and receiving are equal. This is the "growth education" that this film teaches us. No pains, no gains.

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An Education quotes

  • Jenny: I don't want to lose my virginity to a piece of fruit.

  • Headmistress: [On Jenny's career opportunities] It doesn't have to be teaching. There's always the Civil Service.