ICON Film Distribution

ICON Film Distribution

November 06, 2006 07:18 ET

What are critics calling the must see comedy of the year? STARTER FOR TEN

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 6, 2006) -

'The most refreshing, painfully funny comedy in years'
ARENA

'A terrific Desert Island Discs film for the 1980s... One of those rare bitter-sweet comedies that scores winners on every level...'
THE TIMES

"A campus romantic comedy classic"
HEAT MAGAZINE - 4 STARS

'Set to join the pantheon of beloved Brit-coms like Four Weddings and Bridget Jones Diary - if there's any justice - this is a true winner: The smartest romantic comedy of the year'
EMPIRE - 4 STARS

'Could be one of the surprise British hits of the year and see the talented McAvoy inherit the Hugh Grant role in Hollywood'
OBSERVER

'A perfect tale of life at college in the 80s....An unmissable film with a brilliant soundtrack'
XFM

'Everything a British comedy should be and rarely is.......plays like a cross between About a Boy and The Breakfast Club'
TOTAL FILM - 4 STARS

COSMOPOLITAN - 4 STARS, ATTITUDE - 4 STARS, IN STYLE - 4 STARS, NEW - 5 STARS, PSYCHOLOGIES - 4 STARS

Starter for Ten is a romantic comedy set in the mid-eighties about a working-class kid (James McAvoy) as he navigates through his turbulent first year at University. On his way to achieving his long-held ambition to appear on University Challenge, he falls in love with his beautiful teammate and forms a plan to win her heart through his advanced general knowledge skills. Starter For Ten is a charming coming of age comedy about loyalty, class, falling in love and the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Based on David Nicholls best selling novel and directed by newcomer Tom Vaughan.

HBO Films Presents in Association with BBC Films
A Playtone Production (Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman)
in association with Neal Street (Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris).

STARTER FOR TEN will open in cinemas everywhere on the 10th November 2006
Certificate 12A & Running Time 96 Mins

www.starterfortenthemovie.co.uk

David Nicholls's debut novel STARTER FOR TEN was first published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2003 and instantly became the must-read book of the year. Selected as a Richard & Judy Book Club choice, it went on to sell over 300,000 copies. This autumn sees the release of the film tie in version of the book.

For further information on the book please contact:
Eleni Fostiropoulos - Hodder & Stoughton Press Office
T: 020 7873 6174 email: eleni.fostiropoulos@hodder.co.uk

Soundtrack available on Rhino Records

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