56 Up - I think it's probably too late in the game (that started 49 years ago, with 7 Up) to be just coming to this series. As the years go by, there is more about the changes from one age to the next one seven years later, and less about who each has become now. But I'd seen several along the years, and I enjoyed this one, too. As a returnee to the series, I'd give it 3.5 stars. If it intrigues you, you might want to watch some of the earlier ones first; some are on YouTube.
A work of tremendous confidence and dazzling showmanship that may just be a delirious movie-as-drug-high or may, if you choose to read it this way, contain a level of commentary about the nature of America and the illusioneering of Hollywood.
Directed by Jane Anderson. With Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Trevor Morgan. In order to support her ten children, Evelyn Ryan (Moore) enters a commercial jingle-writing contest. Based on a true story.