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Starter for TenAs a working-class university student in the 1980s who makes a few redeemable coming-of-age mistakes in love and life (and plays on the Jeopardy!...Starter for TenComedy, RomancePT96MPG-13As a working-class university student in the 1980s who makes a few redeemable coming-of-age mistakes in love and life (and plays on the Jeopardy!...2007-02-21Elaine TanPicturehouse

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Starter for Ten

Genre: Comedy, Romance; Starring: Charles Dance, James McAvoy, Elaine Tan; Director: Tom Vaughan; Author: David Nicholls; Release Date Limited: 02/23/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 96; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Picturehouse

As a working-class university student in the 1980s who makes a few redeemable coming-of-age mistakes in love and life (and plays on the Jeopardy!-like game show from which Starter for Ten takes its title terminology), James McAvoy uses some of the same naïf-with-charm muscles he exercised in The Last King of Scotland. There’s a tidiness and affection to this British homage to John Hughes movies and the youthful error of first going for the wrong, hurtful girl instead of the right, patient one. B

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