Rent My Generation (2017)

3.5 of 5 from 161 ratings
1h 22min
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Synopsis:
British film icon Michael Caine produces, narrates and stars in 'My Generation', the vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960's London. Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage this feature-length documentary film sees Caine travel back in time to talk to some of the best and biggest icons of the '60s - from the worlds of fashion, art, photography and music - celebrating a golden age of creativity...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Michael Caine, Dick Clement, Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly, Simon Fuller
Writers:
Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Music & Musicals, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/05/2018
Run Time:
82 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/05/2018
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (3) of My Generation

What a decade ! - My Generation review by JD

Spoiler Alert
28/07/2018

Very enjoyable romp through the swinging sixties,

in the company of Michael Caine and friends.

Great soundtrack of suitable music,

and some very funny anecdotes.

What a creative time it was, in fashion, photography , acting and of course music.

Some very nostalgic images of Street life and very funny comments on it all by older members of “ the establishment” !

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Enjoyable, entertaining documentary with a great soundtrack - My Generation review by PV

Spoiler Alert
16/09/2018

Michael Caine is perfect to present this movie - though as he was born in 1933 I think, he was 30 when the 60s began in earnest! So his youth was in the stale, staid 1950s and he speaks well on that era. Believe it or not, MANY modern things started back then - like sex before marriage and more tolerant views towards homosexuality.

He has interviewed some real big fish like Paul McCartney for this film and other bits of old interviews with others are used too, so we also get the Stones, and especially The Who (real working class London boys).

His description of the 1950s is great - esp from a REAL working class kid like him. Sadly, most Cockneys now live in Essex or southern Spain, it seems, though you may find one or two amongst the Asian communities of East London - the ones who cannot afford to leave perhaps.

Important to remember that teenagers could exist and be freer because of increased wealth and the lack of a war to kill them (the boys anyway); conscription ended in 1960, I think. It didn't end in most other European countries. That was certainly ONE reason for the explosion in pop music in Britain.

My one criticism is this movie is a bit squeamish and coy about addressing issues of immigration and race, and attitudes of native Brits to this. Nothing on ska music or skinheads either.

It's stronger on social class though remember that even in the 60s, many who made it and got famous and had a singing time were posh and rich - as were the managers of most pop groups, and others who were famous. John Lennon and Mick Jagger both grew up in semi-detached suburbia so lower middle class rather than working class.

Sad to say social mobility has gone backwards in recent decades. Maybe because of the abolition of grammar schools, maybe because of sky-high property prices (13 times average income in London!).

I could watch this documentary again right now. A real treat. 5 stars.

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very interesting and well put together - My Generation review by OP

Spoiler Alert
26/09/2018

Good reflection on the 1960's although limited by its choice of participants and focus upon social class at the expense of other social issues (such as racism) of the time. Overall, though, very engaging and watchable, and really well narrated.

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