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Available on Prime Video, Max
It’s 1985; Thatcher’s in power, The Cure are In Between Days and Marty McFly’s trying to get Back To the Future. James McAvoy (Atonement, The Last King of Scotland) is Brian Jackson, a wide-eyed working class kid whose exhaustive grasp of general knowledge leaves him wanting when it comes to women. On his way to achieving his long held ambition to appear on University Challenge, he falls in love with fellow student and team-mate Alice; has his conscience pricked (as well as other things) by rights activist Rebecca; all whilst trying not to become the student w***er that his hometown mates think he’ll turn into!
Starring James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall
Director Tom Vaughan