Starter For 10 PG-13

Starter For 10
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: July 10, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Hbo Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Spanish
    • Dolby Surround 5.1 English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh90%

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Total Count: 80

Upright66%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 19,500
[With] a fine performance from McAvoy and spot on period detail, bolstered by a great soundtrack of Eighties classics from the Cure, the Smiths, New Order, et al.
Film Comment
Jul 1, 2007
This is expertly crafted entertainment that follows all the beats of a traditional romantic comedy, but it's done with such sincerity that it's difficult to begrudge the odd descent into cliché.
Time Out
Sep 22, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- While the love story is predictable, the amusing quiz show storyline and excellent post-new wave soundtrack almost make up for it. Full Review
The List
Nov 3, 2018
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Adhering to every convention of the coming-of-age film in a sneakily alluring way and flirting with cliche without slobbering all over it, this sweet little date-night flick is built to charm everyone's inner 18-year-old. Full Review
Spin
Oct 25, 2019
Rating: B+ -- [The film] bears many of the hallmarks of teen comedies, but also boasts virtues not generally associated with the genre, such as wit, class consciousness, multidimensional characters, and a penetrating intelligence. Full Review
AV Club
Sep 22, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- McAvoy carries the picture confidently enough as a leading man, and there is a nice performance from Benedict Cumberbatch. Full Review
Guardian
Sep 22, 2007
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Sharp jokes and heady nostalgia ensure it will at least please a wide audience. Full Review
Film4
Jun 25, 2008

Product Description:

Brian Jackson is a fresh-faced, eager college freshman with a romantic streak almost as fierce as his love of trivia. The film--set in the mid-80s in Bristol, England--opens with working-class Brian (James McAvoy) delivering an impassioned speech to a school admissions board about why he so desperately wants to go to university. Once accepted, he's ecstatic, and after bidding farewell to his scornful friends and nervous mother, he kicks the small-town dirt off his shoes and embarks on his great quest for knowledge.

The reality of college life quickly sets in, as Brian is dragged to campus costume parties by his roommates, then drawn into political marches by the clever and pretty activist Rebecca Epstein (Rebecca Hall). When he manages to score a spot on the University Challenge quiz team, he earns a chance to showcase his vast knowledge of trivia, and to compete on the quiz show he loved when he was a kid. Sweetening the deal is the fact that Alicia Harbinson (Alice Eve), a sexy, seductive drama major, is also on the team. Things really seem to be going Brian's way, as he gets a date with Alice, and even a first kiss, but he quickly begins to take one romantic misstep after another, making for some hilarious but heart-wrenching fumbling. As he struggles through his growing pains, he slowly begins to realize that true knowledge is much more than what can be gleaned from textbooks, and that some things, you simply have to learn the hard way. With a soundtrack full of classic Cure and Smiths tunes, STARTER FOR TEN is sure to make anyone who came of age during the "Me" generation smile (or grimace) with nostalgia.

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  • Theatrical Release: Feburary 23, 2007 (Limited)
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 51,004
  • UPC: 026359421921
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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