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Starter for Ten

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Giles Keyte

Starter for Ten

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
96 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/23/07
performer:
Charles Dance, James McAvoy, Elaine Tan
director:
Tom Vaughan
distributor:
Picturehouse
author:
David Nicholls
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a B

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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