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Starter for 10 (2006)

PG-13  |   |  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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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$210,128 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch would later co-star together in Atonement (2007) See more »

Goofs

The film is set in late 1985 and early 1986. The students drive to the University Challenge recording in Manchester in a Citroen 2CV car with a tax disc that expires 12/1985. However, the car itself has a "D" registration suffix, which dates the car to 1 August 1986 at the earliest. See more »

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Rebecca Epstein: Brian, are you trying to flirt?
Brian Jackson: [embarrassed] No.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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British and beautiful
11 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I just seen this film at a surprise screening in Glasgow and I would recommend it to all. For one it features the amazing talents of James macavoy who doesn't disappoint in this slightly coming of age, slightly romance, slightly comedy drama which turns the world of relationships inside education upside down from deep crushes to background influences. The main appeal of this film was its ability to assault the viewer with pieces of hilarious wit that seemingly come from nowhere and features an amazing 80's soundtrack including the cure, undertones and new order. Its main downers however is a host of other actors that don't really get the attention they deserve such as the room mates that seemed to be quite interesting characters and even the female lead was given less of a personality and more of a distant "that girl you view from afar who you may or may not get at the end of the movie" and she wasn't necessarily poorly acted I just felt there could have been more development to her. But other than that the film was filled with witty and somewhat realistic situations that you could compare with to some extent which added to that air of authenticity that the good ol' British movie is good for. 8 stars for acting, writing, great soundtrack and well shot. -2 stars for less character development and being somewhat predictable near the climax.


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