BBC iPlayer: Starter For 10

on Saturday, November 14, 2009
[Watch until 10.29pm, Mon 16th Nov] (UK only)

'Starter For 10' is the 2006 film adaptation of a 2003 novel by David Nicholls, starring James McAvoy ('Atonement', 'The Last King Of Scotland' and err, 'Wanted'), as Brian Jackson, and Rebecca Hall ('The Prestige', 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona').

Starter For 10 (BBC iPlayer)
It's a coming-of-age film centering around the trials and tribulations of first year university student Brian Jackson's quest to appear on 'University Challenge'. The film covers Brian's romantic misadventures (albeit in a overly familiar manner) and the problems he faces in bridging the gap between social classes. The acting cast, which also includes Catherine Tate, Dominic Cooper and James Corden, provides a snapshot of rising British talent, and rather bizarrely the film was produced by none other than Tom Hanks.

A well acted, reasonably well crafted film. I challenge you not to fall in love with Rebecca Hall.

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