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i enjoyed that much more than i was expecting! it was really funny and interesting, can't wait to watch the rest of the series
The series was made for and aired on British tv, but every title starting with 28 Up has also screened theatrically in the U.S. (and maybe elsewhere?).
The beginning of it all - a study to end all studies. Some will flippantly refer to it as the father of reality TV. If these films are the father, than oh, how the children have strayed. While reality TV seeks to exalt the base and corrupt, here is hope for a nation.
As the film subtly suggests, none of us have as many choices as we think we do. The child who's never heard of university is the one who will be less enabled to attend when old enough.
At this age, one can assume the ideologies presented are all based in the ideas passed onto them from teachers and parents. Fair, they probably have such origins later on in the series as well, but they're more undiluted here.
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This movie ranks #766 in The New York Times's Book of Movies