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Starter for 10 (2006)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  9 March 2007 (USA)
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Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.

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In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a college quiz show. At Bristol he tries out for the Challenge team and falls under the spell of Alice, a lovely blond with an extensive sexual past. He's smitten, and he carelessly manages to hurt the feelings of Rebecca Epstein, a friend whose politics and wit he admires. The Challenge finale is coming up; maybe Brian can redeem himself and still avoid being a prat. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

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$37,141 (USA) (23 February 2007)

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$210,128 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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Co-stars Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch would later work together again in the sequel film Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). See more »

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The quiz teams are shown answering questions in 2 picture rounds, but in 1985 there was only 1 picture round and 1 music round in each episode of University Challenge. The 2 picture round format is a recent innovation. See more »

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Julie Jackson: The people that really care about you don't mind if you make mistakes.
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Written by Robbie van Leeuwen (as Robert Leeuwen)
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Genuinely fun comedy, with a heart of gold....!
21 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really really enjoyed this film. No, it wasn't an in-depth "gritty" drama, probing the dark side of the mundane, nor did it hold any strong political or social message. But this is a sweet, touching and, most of all, funny film.

Starter for Ten relies heavily on the charm and comedy of the characters in the film to carry it over a fairly weak plot, but seeing as the outcome is such a cheerful and good natured film, i have no complaints! My own favourite character was Patrick, the oh-so serious leader of the team, but all of the cast were strong and the characters all likable in their own ways.

S.for.Ten left me with a big smile on my face- a silly, feel good British comedy which doesn't take itself too seriously. Enjoy!


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