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:

Performer: , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Music by
Screenwriting by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh90%

Total Count: 80


User Ratings: 19,500
[A]n amiable, nostalgic British comedy....[The film] tackles a lofty subject -- the allure of knowledge -- with down-to-earth charm.
New York Times
Feb 23, 2007
There's a tidiness and affection to this British homage to John Hughes movies... -- Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly
Mar 2, 2007
Rating: 5/5 -- Pure feel-good romantic nostalgia, whether you lived in 1980's London or not. Full Review
Nov 20, 2008
3 stars out of 5 -- A cheeky comedy with sex and smarts...All the actors are spot on...
Rolling Stone
Mar 8, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- Starter For Ten comfortably makes the grade for rib-tickling entertainment. Full Review
Sep 22, 2007
Best of all is Rebecca Hall as an activist with a sense of humor....[She] exudes the charm and panache of a young Maggie Smith.
Movieline's Hollywood Life
Jan 1, 2007
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

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.


Production Notes:

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

  • Sales Rank: 29,901
  • UPC: 026359421921
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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