The ‘Up’ Se­ries

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - MOVIES -

Amer­ica turned Boy­hood, made over 12 years, into a sur­prise money-gob­bler. Meet its even more ded­i­cated cousin. Since 1964, the same film crew — led by direc­tor Michael Apted — has caught up with the same group of kids ev­ery seven years, ask­ing them how they’re do­ing, how their life has changed and see­ing how they’ve mea­sured up to their youth­ful vi­sion of their fu­ture. (Spoiler: Aging sucks.) If watched in one, epic bat­ter­ing ram, the re­sults are dis­turbingly cos­mic: Watch, among other down­ers, as a perky, cute kid sours into a cyn­i­cal wan­derer only to find some wa­tered-down form of sal­va­tion.

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