So I was browsing through HBO's On Demand and ran across this little gem. I'd never heard of it but saw James McAvoy's name and decided to check it out.
I don't have time to do an indepth review but I wanted to mention this movie because I really enjoyed it!
Someone recently reviwed Death at A Funeral (I thought it was Zeek but didn't find it) and I commented on how I enjoy British humor so much more than American humor, it just seems so much more intelligent. While Starter for 10 is more of a romance it is quite humorous!
Here is a breif synopsis from Wikipedia:
A period comedy set in 1985, the story chronicles the misadventures of BrianJackson, a student in his first year at Bristol University . A somewhat obsessive collector of general knowledge, Brian has been a fan since childhood of University Challenge. That TV show's famous catchphrase - "Yourstarter for 10" -
gives the film its title.
Upon arriving at university, he seizes upon the opportunity to join Bristol's University Challenge team. He promptly falls for his glamorous teammate Alice , though he may have more in common with a counterculturalist chum, Rebecca. Additionally, Brian finds himself caught between his new life, amongst the posh university set, and his old, with his working-class family and friends in the seaside town, Southend-on-sea.
I would definitely reccommend Starter for 10 it was a sweet, funny movie with some great 80's music! :) I'm giving it a solid B.