In another award-season highlight, author Nick Hornby adapts journalist Lynn Barber’s memoirs into an entertaining coming-of-age drama that doubles as a retelling of the arch myth of modern popular culture. Set in 1960s London, the film details a 16-year-old middle-class girl’s eye-opening journey from all-class-and-no-sass into a burgeoning beatnik. Jenny (Carey Mulligan) dreams of studying at Oxford, until she meets 36-year-old charmer David (Peter Sarsgaard), who exposes her to a more intriguing side of life. All of a sudden a life of academia sounds less appealing. Both Mulligan and Horny are up for Oscars.