• Starter for 10 (2007)

Starter for 10

Release Date: February 23rd, 2007

DVD Release Date: July 31st, 2007

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Brian Jackson (James McAvoy), a working-class youth from Essex, gets a chance to prove himself when he is accepted to respected Bristol University. As Brian navigates his way through his first year there, he finds romance with two pretty students (Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall) and tries out for a popular TV program called "University Challenge."

Cast: James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, Simon Woods, Catherine Tate, Dominic Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Corden

Director: Tom Vaughan

Genres: Comedy drama , Romance

Production Co: Scamp Film and Theatre Ltd., Playtone Productions, Neal Street Productions, HBO Films

Keywords: Engaging , Love , 1980s , Love interest , England , Amusing , Underdog ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    McAvoy is charismatic, funny, and on the mark. Hall and Eve are both just right in their roles - bringing depth and detail to what could have been caricature parts. And if Starter for 10 takes a turn into foolhardy tragedy, it doesn't linger too long there. show more

  • 60
    Richard James HavisThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film successfully replicates the mellow charm of Brit hits "About A Boy" and "Love Actually." show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A surprisingly agile and delightfully warm romantic comedy.

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