One of my favorite movies of 2009, An Education, is now out on DVD. Carey Mulligan is perfect as English schoolgirl Jenny who gets swept up in a world very different from her own. It was nominated for 3 Oscars, including Best Motion Picture of the Year. Chau and I met An Education's screenwriter, Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy) at the Skirball Center last year, and he was charming.
Also on DVD today is Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. I didn't make it to the theater for this one, but as a fan of Robert Downey, Jr., I'll probably check it out as a rental.
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