Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story
Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story (2009)

Archival footage, photos, news clips, and interviews combine to offer a comprehensive overview of the clean-cut, buttoned-down singing youth group that attempted to change the world in the riotous 1960s. A true cultural phenomenon, Up with… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 7, 2009
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Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

Storey's discoveries feel undeveloped, and one is left with suggestions rather than conclusions.

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Adam Keleman
Slant Magazine

The film is as insubstantial and irrelevant as the group itself, providing no probing insight into its ultimate purpose and function, or how they managed to survive all these years.

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Fascinating...director Lee Storey wisely resists criticizing individual Up With People members, she doesn't hold back recounting its leaders' excesses.

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