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Starter for 10

Starter for 10- James McAvoy stars as Brian Jackson, a somewhat awkward boy who just wants to be clever and fit in at Bristol University, but he has to learn that making mistakes is just a part of life. 

This movie, out in 2006, is set in 1985 is based on the novel by David Nicholls, but ends slightly differently, more upbeat and more inspirational.

Brian Jackson dreams of being on University Challenge, so he joins the team right away, falls for the cute girl, popular girl, but continues to struggle with his awkwardness and other people's expectations all leading up to one big embarrassment and how he pulls through it and figures out who was there for him all along.

If you've ever felt like you're trying too hard and not getting enough back, if you're a college student, or an awkward person, or just love James McAvoy, go see this movie. It's enlightening, it's uplifting, the acting is great, and if you pay attention you can actually learn quite a bit. 


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