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
Genre: Comedy, Romance; Starring: Charles Dance, James McAvoy, Elaine Tan; Director: Tom Vaughan; Author: David Nicholls; Runtime (in minutes): 96; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Picturehouse
Posted February 21 2007 — 12:00 AM EST
- Amy Schumer takes on Cosby rape allegations
- 'Aloha': Sony defends vs. critics
- Azealia Banks to make feature film debut in RZA's 'Coco'
- Taylor Swift saluted with 8-foot Lego portrait at U.K. resort
- Tina Fey, Amy Poehler action figures
- 'Point Break' remake gets its first trailer
- Kris Jenner to trademark 'momager'
- Bill Paxton reminisces about 15 key roles
- 15 scary movies we saw as kids... that still haunt our nightmares
- Summer Movie Preview: 10 must-see documentaries
- 'Fear the Walking Dead' First Look: 7 photos from the set
- Cannes 2015: What's buzzing in film and fashion
- Ben Affleck, Taylor Swift, the Entourage Guys & More!