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

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruce Balden ... Himself (as Bruce)
Jacqueline Bassett Jacqueline Bassett ... Herself (as Jackie)
Symon Basterfield Symon Basterfield ... Himself (as Symon)
Andrew Brackfield ... Himself (as Andrew)
John Brisby John Brisby ... Himself (archive footage) (as John)
Suzanne Dewey Suzanne Dewey ... Herself (as Suzy)
Charles Furneaux Charles Furneaux ... Himself (archive footage) (as Charles)
Nicholas Hitchon ... Himself (as Nick)
Neil Hughes Neil Hughes ... Himself (as Neil)
Lynn Johnson Lynn Johnson ... Herself (as Lynn)
Paul Kligerman Paul Kligerman ... Himself (as Paul)
Susan Sullivan Susan Sullivan ... Herself (as Sue)
Tony Walker ... Himself (as Tony)
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Storyline

In 1964, a film crew interviewed seven-year-old English kids: five or six from privilege, a Yorkshire farm lad, East-End girls, and boys from a children's home. Every seven years, Michael Apted re-interviews those willing (two declined this time). At 42, careers are stuck or flourishing; marriages are strong, shaky, or over (and Bruce recently married for the first time). They're dealing with parents' dying, and children coming-of-age. One is a single mom with young sons. One is remarried, but how are the five children from his first marriage? Lyn and Jackie face health problems with down-to-earth lucidity. Neil, on the margin at 28 and 35, has a glorious story of friendship at 42. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

21 July 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

42: Forty Two Up See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,576, 19 November 1999

Gross USA:

$259,068, 23 April 2000
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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John Brisby - who used the previous film 35 Up (1991) to tout business for his Bulgarian charity work - declined to appear in this instalment. See more »

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Neil Hughes: Well, I'm not married. I value all experience. I feel that part of my life hasn't happened. I'm not homosexual therefore I do hanker after a stable relationship with a woman. I've never been able to achieve that and I think I'm somehow deficient in... my ability to react to the needs of others through not having had that relationship.
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A phenomenal work
27 August 2001 | by waia2000See all my reviews

One of the most important ongoing social and cultural projects of our time, this series of films has documented the lives of a number of people from the age of seven up. Currently the participants are in their mid-forties, now in a position to reflect on the past as well as to speculate about their future from a reasonably well-informed perspective. It is truly fascinating to get even this brief glimpse of how these people have progressed through their lives, from the fresh enthusiasm of early childhood through the angst and pain of the teen years, then coping with the various ups and downs of adulthood. Many have children of their own; some have lost parents along the way. Most have remained in their native England, where social class is more of an issue than here in the States. Class struggle is a topic of discussion in the film, though touched upon rather briefly.

This reviewer has been watching Michael Apted's project for the past fourteen years and is approximately the same age as the participants, a fact which makes the film that much more involving. One feels a connection with these people. Reviewing these people's lives is much like looking back at one's own, which strengthens the feelings of warmth and familiarity that this film evokes.

Mr. Apted has done an excellent job with these films and the reviewer wishes to express appreciation to him as well as to the interviewees.


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