SBS ONE, Saturday, 9.30pm, M ( 2009)
Sheltered schoolgirl Jenny ( Carey Mulligan, pictured) dreams of attending Oxford University until she falls in love with a rich, sophisticated man nearly twice her age ( Peter Sarsgaard). As David introduces her to a glamorous life, the attraction of a tough academic career begins to pale. As her parents ( Alfred Molina and Cara Seymour) and teachers ( Emma Thompson and Olivia Williams) despair she is throwing away her gifts for a life of idleness, Jenny questions what she wants from life. Writer Nick Hornby ( About a Boy) beautifully contrasts lessons of the head and the heart.