See The Gone Girl Before She Was Gone In An Education

Rosamund Pike kills it as Amy Dunne in Gone Girl, but she isn’t an overnight sensation. Pike has been stealing scenes as a supporting actress for years, and her turn as a beautiful but not-so-smart ’60s socialite in 2009’s An Education is some of her best work.

An Education is a wonderful movie apart from Pike’s daffy performance; Carey Mulligan is wonderful as a precocious, naive high school student making bad choices. Peter Sarsgaard walks the line between charming and creepy perfectly as her much-older suitor. Alfred Molina makes me cry every time as Mulligan’s loving but foolish father. Everyone in it is good! But Pike still shines; I remember seeing this in theatres and wondering why she wasn’t a movie star.