Seven Up!

Seven Up! ★★★★

The December Project: Film #90

With the latest installment of Michael Apted's legendary septennial documentary series soon to be given a theatrical release across the Atlantic, I at last decided to introduce myself to the 39 minute work that started it all. 7 Up is a hilarious and intriguing look at life through a child's eyes; across a broad social spectrum it presents the world as seen by youth. The frankness of these kids is the film's greatest appeal, their shameless thoughts inherently amusing. It's a fascinating idea that sets the scene for the (then unplanned) great things to come; I can't imagine anyone watching and not being drawn to continue.