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Director Michael Apted interviews the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.


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Credited cast:
Bruce Balden ... Self (as Bruce)
Jacqueline Bassett Jacqueline Bassett ... Self (as Jackie)
Symon Basterfield Symon Basterfield ... Self (as Simon)
Andrew Brackfield ... Self (as Andrew)
John Brisby John Brisby ... Self (as John)
Peter Davies ... Self (as Peter)
Suzanne Dewey Suzanne Dewey ... Self (as Suzanne Lusk)
Charles Furneaux Charles Furneaux ... Self (as Charles)
Nicholas Hitchon ... Self (as Nick)
Neil Hughes Neil Hughes ... Self (as Neil)
Lynn Johnson Lynn Johnson ... Self (as Lynn)
Paul Kligerman Paul Kligerman ... Self (as Paul)
Susan Sullivan Susan Sullivan ... Self (as Susan Davis)
Tony Walker ... Self (as Tony)


Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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And it begins to gain colors
13 November 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Director Michael Apted returns to interview these young adults who are now 21 year olds. They are starting to get interesting. They are no longer little kids talking without comprehension.

It starts off with the group watching themselves in the first two movies. Of course Apted starts with Nicholas, the scientist in the group. He pontificates and reflects on the past films. I wonder how much the films are affecting these kids. I wonder who dreads the upcoming interviews. I wonder if they try extra hard to look good in these films.

The most compelling are Neil and Suzy. Neil has drop out and working in menial jobs. He's dropping out of society. And Suzy is now fully into her role as the poor little rich girl. We find out that her parents separated soon after '7 Plus Seven'. These kids from the various walks of life is starting to gain colors. And not all the colors are pretty. But Michael Apted is digging deeper now and we're gaining more insights.

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9 May 1977 (UK) See more »

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21 Up See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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