Starter for 10  

Posted by: Mollie in , ,

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.

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I saw this a couple months ago and thought it sucked. Ha!


Haha. Well I was predesposed to liking this movie for several reasons:

1. James McAvoy. 'Nuff said.
2. British accents. Love them could listen to Brits talk about entomology and I'd enjoy it.

I didn't like the whole Cheating/Quiz show/moping around afterward. But I liked Brian. I thought he was clueless little nerd.

It's not something I'd buy or watch many times. But I enjoyed it. I thought it was cute. Nothing terribly original.

What didn't you like about it? Anything specific or just didn't like it overall?

LOL I think its safe to say, the Boob Tubers love James McAvoy. haha

Did you see the preview for Wanted? YUM

I HEART JAMES. Heart. Not hear. :)

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