Watching: An Education

A coming-of-age story about a smart girl? Who falls in love, goes to Paris, and chooses college over a boy? Yves Montand, it's my dreams coming true! Four stars, five stars, a million stars!!!! Also a rueful, lovely film with unexpectedly sharp edges—those everlasting battles between can and should and will, between what others want for us and what we hope and expect for ourselves—and a dimpled new star at its center. A small miracle of clear-eyed sanity and grace.