- Status: Completed
- Score: 6.7/10
- Director: Tom Vaughan
- Country: English
- Year: 2006
- Duration: 92 min
Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.
In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching “University Challenge,” a college quiz show. At Bristol he tries out for the Challenge team and falls under the spell of Alice, a lovely blond with an extensive sexual past. He’s smitten, and he carelessly manages to hurt the feelings of Rebecca Epstein, a friend whose politics and wit he admires. The Challenge finale is coming up; maybe Brian can redeem himself and still avoid being a prat.
Joseph Friend, Catherine Tate, Robert Cawsey, Guy Henry, James Corden, Simon Woods, Joe Van Moyland, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Gaddas, Mark Gatiss, Rasmus Hardiker, James McAvoy, Dominic Cooper, Sule Rimi, Rebecca Hall,