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42 Up
42 Up
Actors: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield, John Brisby
Genres: Documentary
NR     2001     2hr 14min


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Actors: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield, John Brisby
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography
Studio: First Run Features
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/31/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 2hr 14min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Amanda G. (akgreen) from CONNERSVILLE, IN
Reviewed on 12/18/2007...
The Up Series is an amazing set of documentaries - you really come to know these people and want to hear how they've been doing.

Movie Reviews

A subjective point of view. | WI, USA | 12/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am one of the people in this video - so I have strong feelings of various kinds about it. There's no denying it is powerful stuff - Roger Ebert lists this series among `The Great Movies' on his web site (right after `2001, a Space Odyssey' - which amazed me!)What is good about it is that (first) the old film is like a time capsule - it's hard to believe we were ever like that; and (second) that it's like time lapse photography of a flower blooming (or something) - you see different things in people when you see their lives pass at high speed. If we saw enough people fast forwarded like this, we might really learn something. Finally, many people appreciate relating it to their own lives.The bad part is that it is intensely humiliating to be shown answering the most personal questions I have ever seen anybody have to answer on TV. I find it really hard to watch the tapes at all. (So don't get the tape - let me sell you a book on engineering!)(By the way - Apted did not direct the early stuff; he was involved, but it was his first job out of college.)"
Apted just keeps getting better | 09/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"42 up is the next installment in apted's series. he took 14 seven year old british children and interviewed them. he has returned to film and interview them every seven years and they are now 42 years old (or they were when he filmed it in 1998). the most fascinating thing about this and his other films, is to see the development of a real person's dreams, goals, and reality over a lifetime. people who have seen the others (7up, 14up...35up) will be fascinated to see the changes in the lives of these intriguing people. neil, the man who went from a cute, confident boy to a homeless, mentally ill adult, has a pretty drastic change happen in his life (i won't break the suspense) that past viewers will be anxious to see. this film comes highly recommended by all the film critics i have read, receiving at least 3 1/2 stars or more. get this film before they turn 49."
Before purchasing 42 UP, consider getting the whole series
The Rocketman | Los Angeles, CA | 11/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The whole series up to this film is finally available on DVD and is an awesome experience, much richer than this single film, as amazing as this single film is. I have discussed the reasons why one might prefer to get the entire series on DVD over on the Amazon page for the set."