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Starter For Ten (British Comedy)


Picture: C+†††† Sound: B-†††† Extras: C-†††† Film: C-



James McAvoy was so good in The Last King Of Scotland (reviewed elsewhere on this site) that I had high hopes that the HBO DVD release of Tom Vaughanís Starter For 10 would be entertaining and I did think it began well.Unfortunately, it goes into silly decline quickly as the David Nicholsí screenplay (based on his novel) loses ground quickly and all evaporates.


McAvoy plays a young man named Brian, who became obsessed with quiz shows as a child during the 1980s and grows up with that same ambition, but a young lady comes into his life that could derail this dream.Unfortunately, the conflict of both are never convincing and derail the film.Thatís a shame, because this could have been great if the makers could have juggled the two.Someone hit the Match Game wrong answer buzzer please!


The anamorphically enhance 1.78 X 1 image looks like it was shot in some kind of high definition digital video, but color, definition and detail somewhat limited throughout no mater how it was shot.The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is lively ands though not great, features some good 1980s music prominently.Extras include a behind the scenes featurettes and pop-up music guide.



-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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