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
In the follow-up questions on University Challenge, answers must be given through the team captain. The movie shows both Alice and Brian answering follow-up questions themselves. However, this was quite normal in the original series, the "captain restriction" appearing to be a feature of the Paxman era. See more »
The people who really care about you don't mind if you make mistakes. It's what you do next that matters.
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In Between Days
Performed by The Cure
Written by Robert Smith
Published by Fiction Songs Ltd. / BMG Songs, Inc. / BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of Fiction Records / Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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If you don't like this movie, you just don't have a heart. I read some
of the reviews here and they claim it's an American movie with an
American budget and it does not portray england as it is/was. give me a
break. It's a wonderful movie. I suppose you can say something like
that about every movie. I live in Bangkok, do I think 'the beach' is
the real Thailand? Hollywood has done far worse. Movies are movies, and
thanks god this one is a great movie, with a great leading man/boy. He
is probably a bit too old for the role, but he plays so well, that you
forget about his age and you will enjoy this movie. Don't believe the
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