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July 04, 2006

The Up Series: 7 Plus Seven - 5

This is the second in the series, and the children from the first film are not 14, it is 1970. This episode doesn't work quite as well as the first or later episodes. The kids are at an awkward teenage stage and aren't really very talkative, or reflective about their experience growing up. They are still in the experience of learning and growing, and this is hard to capture on film. They talk a little about their parents which is interesting but not very articulately. The audience is much more removed from their lives in this episode. They also don't really see the point of making this series yet.

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