PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.
Listen, Bri. You're my oldest mate, you're my best mate and I love ya. And I think it's great that you're going out there meeting all these new people, staying in cottages - all that stuff. Promise me one thing, yeah? Promise me you haven't turned ...
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)
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