Thursday, December 17, 2009

35 Up

DVD review from The Movie Snob

35 Up (B). To briefly recap, back in 1964 some British filmmakers took a gaggle of 7-year-olds from various social classes and interviewed them, planning to re-interview them every seven years to see how much of a role class still plays in British society. Thus, this installment came out around 1992. I thought it was not quite as interesting as the previous installments, probably because people just don't change as much between 28 and 35 as they do, say between 21 and 28. Most of these people were married with children, a few were divorced, a few were dealing with the death of a parent, but there were no real surprises. The sad case of the guy with mental illness continued to be a sad case. One of the more interesting kids, the poor mixed-race boy named Symon, did not participate in this installment but I hear he comes back in later ones. Rich kid John, who refused to participate in 28 Up, came back for this one. Just two more to go!


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