Genre Grandeur – Starter for 10 (2006) – EmmaKWall

My Genre Grandeur post for MovieRob – “Coming of Age” movies – Starter for Ten


For this month’s next entry for Genre Grandeur February – Coming of Age movie’s, here’s a review of Starter for 10 (2006) by Emma of

Thanks again to Justine of Justine’s movie blog for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre, chosen by  Anna of Film Grimoire will be Latin Director movies. To participate, send me your review to by 25th Mar.  Thanks to Anna for a great and diverse choice.

Let’s see what Emma thought of this movie:


My chosen film for Genre Grandeur is Starter for 10. Thanks so much to Justine for choosing such a brilliant genre to write about. As soon as I heard what it was I thought it was absolute genius. And of course thanks to Rob for hosting the brilliant GG each month!


Starter for 10 is a 2006 British comedy/drama starring James McAvoy, Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch…

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93 Responses to Genre Grandeur – Starter for 10 (2006) – EmmaKWall

  1. beetleypete says:

    Good review. I loved Mark Gatiss as Bamber Gascoigne in this film. he got him completely. But then I am old enough to remember the original!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • emmakwall says:

      Thanks so much Pete!

      I love Mark Gatiss, he’s such a charming man and very clever and he loves horror! I must confess I never knew Bamber first hand from watching UC – I grew up on Paxman 🙂 but I have no doubt that his performance was sterling.

      Best wishes to you too!



  2. vinnieh says:

    How was the link Emma? Was it too revealing, hehe.

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  3. vinnieh says:

    Did the raunchy Shameless link work Emma? And if it did, what did you think? hehe.

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  4. vinnieh says:

    All I remember from bits of Shameless is fighting, drugs and a whole lot of shagging going on.

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  5. vinnieh says:

    I take it from the comments, you were a fan of Shameless. I caught some of it when it was on but I don’t know I felt about it. Would you advise a rewatch Emma?

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  6. vinnieh says:

    Great review Emma, have to agree with what the telltale mind said, McAvoy looks so young in this.

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  7. Justine B. says:

    A coming-of-age movie with James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch and I’ve never heard of it? What is wrong with me?! You’re like my new go-to person for good things I’ve never seen. Well done!

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    • emmakwall says:

      And you’re mine!!!!!

      This is just a small little English film, it probably wasn’t a huge movie at the time. In fact I barely ever hear anyone talk about it and if I hadn’t read the book I doubt I would ever have watched it.

      It’s on Netflix UK so fingers crossed (I’m crossing my fingers and it’s hard to type) it’s on your Netflix too!!!!!!!

      Thanks Justine 🙂 your genre choice was AMAZING! I love these sorts of films so looking forward to more and more recommendations!! And your review of course 🙂

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  8. theipc says:


    I’ll have to go check this out. P.S. Never heard of the thing.

    Love Pen

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  9. movierob says:

    Thanks Em! great review, gotta see this one of these days

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  10. I think it’s funny how young McAvoy and Cumberbatch look in this.

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