Seven Up!

Seven Up! ★★★★½

Not only is this a great start to a groundbreaking series of documentaries, it's also a really vibrant film in its own right. Director Paul Almond gets into the minds of these kids and never rests for too long in one place or on one topic. Jumping around from romance to fights to the difference between poor people and rich people, he gets this diverse group of seven year old British kids to talk about anything and everything. But the best moments come when the camera acts like one of the kids, running up to stand in line before going into school or excitedly following a boy as he climbs up a pole in a playground. I'm super pumped to watch the rest of this series, which was given to me by my little brother for my birthday.