PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.
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Are you shagging her then?
Brian Jackson: It's platonic.
Spencer: What does that mean?
Tone: Means she won't let him shag her.
The film is set in late 1985 and early 1986. The students drive to the University Challenge recording in Manchester in a Citroen 2CV car with a tax disc that expires 12/1985. However, the car itself has a "D" registration suffix, which dates the car to 1 August 1986 at the earliest.
During the opening credits the theme music from the BBC program University Challenge (1962), which the title of the film refers to, is played.
£207,345 (UK) (12 November 2006)
$210,128 (USA) (23 March 2007)