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Starter for 10 (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 March 2007 (USA)
Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.

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Storyline

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:

£207,345 (UK) (10 November 2006)

Gross:

$210,128 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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Trivia

Stars 3 actors who would go on to play Marvel characters. James McAvoy starred in X Men First Class as the young Charles Xavior, Dominic Cooper plays Howard Stark in Captain America and Agent Carter and Benedict Cumberbatch will shortly star as Doctor Strange. Also Rebecca Hall would co-star in Iron Man 3. See more »

Goofs

ISTR institutions did not enter every year in the original series. They were invited to compete on a rota basis. See more »

Quotes

Brian Jackson: Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to be clever. Some people are born clever, same way some people are born beautiful. I'm not one of those people.
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Connections

References Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Situation
Performed by Yazoo (as Yaz)
Written by Alison Moyet, Vince Clarke
Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC o/b/o Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK Ltd. / Musical Moments UK Ltd. / Mega Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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17 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A very funny film that does not patronise.You believe enough in the characters to care and because of that the gags work.Killer performances and a soundtrack to die for.

I don't know when it's due for release. it was meant be November but at the screening I went to they were very tight lipped about such a date. I hope it's not too far off as it's looking like a good year for u.k. films in general.

I never went to University myself(where the film is set)but I felt I got all the jokes and enjoyed seeing into a world I didn't know. And if all the girls at Uni look like Hall and Eve then I'm thinking of a bit of mature studentship might be just the thing.


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