The up Series

(DVD - 2004?)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The up Series
In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects.


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Nov 24, 2014
  • Dieu_D rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An amazing documentary series where you get to follow the lives of several British children from ages 7 to 49. Astounding to see life happen before your eyes.

Jan 05, 2014
  • Fionaenzo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Amazing series. Cannot stop thinking about this in terms of who was able to bridge the haves and have not worlds. Persistence and having someone to push you when you feel lazy (that is, providing support (love, resources, training) and showing the way (step-by-step so it really is accessible)) are key. Sad to think some of them hate the intrusion -- and that viewers in thhe past have been so rude to some of them. Fascinating to see it from age 7 to age 56. Fear some may die before 63 Up.

Oct 06, 2013
  • THUD55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this one as I enjoyed the others when I saw them. the most gut wrenching story and character is Neil for me. this is quite a character study of these people who are close to my age but grew up in different surroundings and circumstances.

Aug 21, 2013
  • gestr rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Excellent British show following a group of children from age 7 to age 56. Every 7 years, the interviewer contact these people.

Jun 05, 2013
  • vkinsey rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This series can be trying (a little boring) at times, but very insightful. It is a great doc, following several children, from various levels of class in England. This doc helped me realize that class distinction is existed then, (just as it does now) even between small children. It becomes very interesting to see who continues to participate as the years go on. This is a memorable documentary, four years later, I still quote it.

Jan 16, 2012
  • Baker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Documentaries don't get much better than this. Watch it--you won't be disappointed. Just make sure you have a lot of time on your hands when you begin, because it has such a compelling, almost addictive quality, that you'll probably want to watch one disk after another.

Mar 15, 2010
  • kaymul rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I watched this over the years on PBS as each part was released. To be able to view all parts in succession is very compelling. I cannot recommend this series enough...better than "reality" tv. These are real lives evolving, filmed with honesty, respect and grace.


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