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 ...
Early in the film, Brian is shown being driven on a highway in the back seat of a car. Out the rear window, one can clearly see a 2nd generation Toyota Prius. These were not produced until 2003, with even the 1st generation unavailable until 2000.
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)