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Genre Documentary
Running Time 144 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Jan 4, 2013
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56 Up

Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted, a researcher for Seven Up, has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives. From cab driver Tony to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the heart-breaking Neil, as they turn 56 more life-changing… Show more

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2/08/2013 - Boston.com - Ty Burr

The latest installment is again essential viewing, but it represents a holding pattern. Children are grown, grandchildren have appeared, parents are failing, but old age itself hasn’t arrived. While careers are heading into their final few chapters, the subjects resist the urge to start summing things up. Not yet, not yet, is the unspoken refrain. Instead, Apted’s 56-year-olds use their screen time to clarify, once and for all, that they are not who they seem to be in these films.

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