History Film / StarterForTen

1st Dec '15 1:18:44 PM Kitchen90
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For as long as he can remember, working class Brian Jackson has craved knowledge and dreamed of going to university- and ultimately, appearing on ''Series/UniversityChallenge''. He finally achieves all of these things when, against everyone's expectations (including his own), he is accepted at [[UsefulNotes/BritishUnis The University of Bristol]] and makes the 1985 ''University Challenge'' team. With things going so well for Brian, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong

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For as long as he can remember, working class [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatBritishSeaside South]][[HomeCounties ender]] Brian Jackson has craved knowledge and dreamed of going to university- and ultimately, appearing on ''Series/UniversityChallenge''. He finally achieves all of these things when, against everyone's expectations (including his own), he is accepted at [[UsefulNotes/BritishUnis The University of Bristol]] and makes the 1985 ''University Challenge'' team. With things going so well for Brian, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong



* TheGreatBritishSeaside: Brian's hometown, Southend.
11th Mar '15 7:32:31 PM siberia82
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Heavily implied with Brian, especially in his almost-sex scene with Alice.

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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Heavily implied with Brian, especially in his almost-sex scene with Alice.



* AnachronismStew: The movie takes place in 1985, yet we hear The Cure's "Pictures of You" and "Lovesong" (the latter is played during the end credits) which were released in 1989.



* TheEighties: Takes place in 1985 and 1986, with a very 80s soundtrack to complement it.

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* TheEighties: Takes place in 1985 and 1986, with a very 80s '80s soundtrack to complement it.



* HollywoodNerd: Type 2 all over. If an [[{{Adorkable}} adorkable]] Creator/JamesMcAvoy and a somewhat [[BritishStuffiness stuffy]] BenedictCumberbatch are the geekiest looking persons on set, you probably should overthink the authenticity of your casting. [[NerdsAreSexy Unless of course you're trying to make a statement.]]

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* HollywoodNerd: Type 2 all over. If an [[{{Adorkable}} adorkable]] Creator/JamesMcAvoy and a somewhat [[BritishStuffiness stuffy]] BenedictCumberbatch Creator/BenedictCumberbatch are the geekiest looking persons on set, you probably should overthink the authenticity of your casting. [[NerdsAreSexy Unless of course you're trying to make a statement.]]



* LameExcuse: Brian is meant to be spending NYE with Alice, but they have to send him home early. This is because her grandmother has fallen down the stairs and broken her hip, and it has absolutely nothing to do with Brian getting stoned and disgracing himself in front of Alice's [[NakedPeopleAreFunny naked parents]].

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* LameExcuse: Brian is meant to be spending NYE New Year's Eve with Alice, but they have to send him home early. This is because her grandmother has fallen down the stairs and broken her hip, and it has absolutely nothing to do with Brian getting stoned and disgracing himself in front of Alice's [[NakedPeopleAreFunny naked parents]].



* AManIsNotAVirgin: Heavily implied with Brian, especially in his almost-sex scene with Alice.



** Upon getting into an awkward situation with Alice's mom where they end up having a conversation with her being totally naked and him being somewhat stoned, Brian delivers the line [[TheGraduate "are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Harbinson?"]] Sadly, she doesn't get the reference, and thinks he's hitting on her.

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** Upon getting into an awkward situation with Alice's mom where they end up having a conversation with her being totally naked and him being somewhat stoned, Brian delivers the line line, [[TheGraduate "are "Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Harbinson?"]] Sadly, she doesn't get the reference, and thinks he's hitting on her.



* ThisIsACompetition: The attitude of Patrick, who takes it all very very seriously:

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* ThisIsACompetition: The attitude of Patrick, who takes it all very very, very seriously:
6th Jan '15 11:43:03 AM Spindriver
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* DawsonCasting: Nearly all the main actors are almost a decade older in real life than they characters they play.
30th Dec '14 9:51:34 PM nombretomado
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* HollywoodNerd: Type 2 all over. If an [[{{Adorkable}} adorkable]] JamesMcAvoy and a somewhat [[BritishStuffiness stuffy]] BenedictCumberbatch are the geekiest looking persons on set, you probably should overthink the authenticity of your casting. [[NerdsAreSexy Unless of course you're trying to make a statement.]]

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* HollywoodNerd: Type 2 all over. If an [[{{Adorkable}} adorkable]] JamesMcAvoy Creator/JamesMcAvoy and a somewhat [[BritishStuffiness stuffy]] BenedictCumberbatch are the geekiest looking persons on set, you probably should overthink the authenticity of your casting. [[NerdsAreSexy Unless of course you're trying to make a statement.]]
17th Aug '14 9:15:35 AM mlsmithca
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For as long as he can remember, working class Brian Jackson has craved knowledge and dreamed of going to university- and ultimately, appearing on ''UniversityChallenge''. He finally achieves all of these things when, against everyone's expectations (including his own), he is accepted at [[UsefulNotes/BritishUnis The University of Bristol]] and makes the 1985 ''UniversityChallenge'' team. With things going so well for Brian, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong

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For as long as he can remember, working class Brian Jackson has craved knowledge and dreamed of going to university- and ultimately, appearing on ''UniversityChallenge''. ''Series/UniversityChallenge''. He finally achieves all of these things when, against everyone's expectations (including his own), he is accepted at [[UsefulNotes/BritishUnis The University of Bristol]] and makes the 1985 ''UniversityChallenge'' ''University Challenge'' team. With things going so well for Brian, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong



* {{Adorkable}}: Brian

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* {{Adorkable}}: BrianBrian.



* DeadpanSnarker: Rebecca

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* DeadpanSnarker: RebeccaRebecca.



* FirstGirlWins: Brian ends up with [[spoiler: Rebecca, who he met a party before Alice]]

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* FirstGirlWins: Brian ends up with [[spoiler: Rebecca, who he met a party before Alice]] Alice.]]



* InformedJudaism: Rebecca and her family are "secular Jewish non-Zionist socialists" so don't really do much in the way of Judaism
* JumpedAtTheCall: Brian when he finally spots the poster advertising the ''UniversityChallenge'' tryouts.

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* InformedJudaism: Rebecca and her family are "secular Jewish non-Zionist socialists" so don't really do much in the way of Judaism
Judaism.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Brian when he finally spots the poster advertising the ''UniversityChallenge'' ''Series/UniversityChallenge'' tryouts.



* MyBelovedSmother: Brian's mom is a mild example, mostly in that she's constantly trying to load him down with stuff when he's trying to leave the house

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* MyBelovedSmother: Brian's mom is a mild example, mostly in that she's constantly trying to load him down with stuff when he's trying to leave the househouse.



* ShoutOut: The song Brian's mates play every night, Music/{{Motorhead}}'s ''Ace of Spades'', was played by the band in ''TheYoungOnes'' episode "Bambi" - which was also about UniversityChallenge.

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* ShoutOut: The song Brian's mates play every night, Music/{{Motorhead}}'s ''Ace of Spades'', was played by the band in ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' episode "Bambi" - which was also about UniversityChallenge.''Series/UniversityChallenge''.



* SlobsVersusSnobs: Spencer and Patrick hate each other practically on sight.
** Additionally, the Queen's College Cambridge team is significantly more posh than the somewhat more rough around the edges Bristol team

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* SlobsVersusSnobs: Spencer and Patrick hate each other practically on sight.
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sight. Additionally, the Queen's College Cambridge team is significantly more posh than the somewhat more rough around the edges Bristol teamteam.



* SoapboxSadie: Rebecca Epstein is apparently the champion of every left-wing cause imaginable at the University of Bristol

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* SoapboxSadie: Rebecca Epstein is apparently the champion of every left-wing cause imaginable at the University of BristolBristol.
12th Aug '14 1:00:36 PM CarrieAnn
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* DawsonCasting: Nearly all the main actors are almost a decade older in real life than they characters they play.
10th Jul '14 10:09:36 PM SamCurt
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For as long as he can remember, working class Brian Jackson has craved knowledge and dreamed of going to university- and ultimately, appearing on ''UniversityChallenge''. He finally achieves all of these things when, against everyone's expectations (including his own), he is accepted at [[BritishUnis The University of Bristol]] and makes the 1985 ''UniversityChallenge'' team. With things going so well for Brian, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong

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For as long as he can remember, working class Brian Jackson has craved knowledge and dreamed of going to university- and ultimately, appearing on ''UniversityChallenge''. He finally achieves all of these things when, against everyone's expectations (including his own), he is accepted at [[BritishUnis [[UsefulNotes/BritishUnis The University of Bristol]] and makes the 1985 ''UniversityChallenge'' team. With things going so well for Brian, WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong
4th May '14 2:45:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* UpperClassWit: Patrick, who is evidently rather bright but has probably never worked a day in his life.
29th Apr '14 12:56:00 PM ThisIsATestTai
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* ThatNostalgiaShow: Set in the mid-'80s, and makes glorious use of it with the soundtrack.
29th Apr '14 12:52:37 PM ThisIsATestTai
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Heavily implied with Brian, especially in his almost-sex scene with Alice.
* {{Adorkable}}: Brian
* BritishStuffiness: Patrick exemplifies this.



* TheDanza: Rebecca Hall as Rebecca Epstein.
** And Alice Eve as Alice Harbinson.
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