My goodness, this brought back memories. I grew up in London in the1960s and also lived in areas like this up in the Midlands. The movieis a wonderful nostalgic period piece for those of us who knew thisworld, peripherally or centrally. But the social commentary istimeless. The central character, Polly, yearns for real earthy genuineliving and crosses the bridge from upper-class Chelsea to working-classClapham to experience freedom from upper class social mores andpretension. The world she finds there is indeed real, genuine andearthy. But she has the choice to enter this world or leave it, unlikemost of the people who were born into it. And does she fully understandthe world she has entered?
Up the Junction (1968) 720p YIFY Movie
Up the Junction (1968)
Up the Junction is a movie starring Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman, and Maureen Lipman. Addresses some of the major 60s social issues - a bored rich London-girl from Chelsea decides to go "slumming" in depressed Battersea, getting a...
IMDB: 7.12 Likes
- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 1.45G
- Resolution: / fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 119
- IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 0 / 0
The Synopsis for Up the Junction (1968) 720p
Movie version of the BBC TV play that first addresses some of the major social issues of the day. A girl from a rich family in Chelsea is bored and decides to go "slumming" in depressed Battersea. She gets a flat and starts working in a factory and makes some friends there. One of her friends is pregnant but abortion is illegal ...
The Director and Players for Up the Junction (1968) 720p
The Reviews for Up the Junction (1968) 720p
Reviewed bygaladriel-lothVote: 10/10/10
very good film,shows the 60,s at its best,a young Dennis waterman backed up by a strong cast, makes a must to see.this is backed up with a good music soundtrack, by manfred mann, which has a haunting feel, and goes well with the film,strong performances from Suzy Kendell, Maureen Lipton, adds to the film,must for release on DVD. one of my favourites films.based on the novel and TV show from a couple years earlier, up the junction is a film that catches the 1960,s at its height,and fits into the mould of greats like a taste of honey, Saturday night and Sunday morning,the knack and how to get it,billy liar,great stuff.
Not as much of an entertaining take, with regards to a depiction of Working Class life in Cockney sounding(South London) as is with the Northern adaptations, which are much more humorous and realistically quite believable.! After a while watching this movie, it became more and more tiresome and tedious. Dennis Watermans character was predictable, wooden and boring, (not convincing as an actor) I find him one dimensional and static....Definately mis-cast..!!! That is probably why this movie isn't as remembered as some of the Classic Brit' Movies that were made up North...(Manchester.??) It's the rougher south London accent from the actors involved .. Too common, rough and ready for the International market to understand, and the violence between the family members is unacceptable......Ok for a rainy night in when nothing else is on TV..