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Up the Junction (1968)

R | | Drama | 13 March 1968 (USA)
Movie version of the BBC TV play that first addresses some of the major social issues of the day. A girl from a rich family in Chelsea is bored and decides to go "slumming" in depressed ... See full summary »

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Movie version of the BBC TV play that first addresses some of the major social issues of the day. A girl from a rich family in Chelsea is bored and decides to go "slumming" in depressed Battersea. She gets a flat and starts working in a factory and makes some friends there. One of her friends is pregnant but abortion is illegal ... Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Remake of The Wednesday Play: Up the Junction (1965) See more »

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Fine 60's time capsule with a big something more
28 February 2012 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Good cast, good score, good storyline, good direction... Always relevant, never boring, just atmospheric sometimes. We even have a nice little love story. What more can be expected from a movie?

I'm far from being British, neither was I born in the sixties, but you don't need to be to appreciate this movie. The underlying baseline - in-communicability between social classes - is timeless.

Some reviewers say that the movie is depressing. Not more than "I'll never forget whats Isname" and "Alfie", which are similar.

There's barely any false note in this one, including the final which avoids all clichés. Peter Collinson handled his subject with the same perfection all the way through than he did with his masterpiece "Ten Little Indians".


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