42 Up

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Michael Apted's renowned series tests the maxim by returning every seven years to 14 British children originally profiled in 7 UP (1964). He began the series seeking to confirm the class distinctions were alive and well in England. And while their accents are a dead give-away as to who studied ballet and who drives a cab, there are also remarkable similarities--as youth gives way to middle-age, parents die, and children prepare to leave the nest.

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Critic Reviews for 42 Up

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½

A surprising installment in the Up Series for those who don't believe you can change your life (sometimes quite radically, I would say) after you're 35 - and right when you think you have seen it all, things get even more interesting and impressive as we approach the end of the film.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

One in the series of the greatest documentary ever made.

Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith

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It continues. We are still missing three of the "kids" as one who came back last time dropped out again and one that was missing in the last installment has returned. As the folks head into the middle years of their lives they all seem to be leveling out. Sure there were hard times but they have managed to overcome them and find a balance on which to live. Relationships have come and gone and the one thing that is evident as we continue on the journey of life with these people is that no matter the social standing you are in life will always be chaos. Nothing will be as you see it for yourself. It was nice to see one of the gentlemen who was having a hard time at life seems to be on the track to a better life. The ones that have managed to stay married after all this time give you hope that not all of the "kids" marriages are going to end up like much of their parents. As I started this installment I did have a nice reaction of It's-good-to-see-these-people-again that I enjoy.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

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Great series, have really enjoyed all these movies.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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