• 1980
  • UK
  • 1h 35min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: Phil Davis, Lesley Manville, Brenda Blethyn, Janine Duvitski, Lindsay Duncan, Sam Kelly

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Home, Manchester (0.0 miles)

2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
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Tue 30 Nov

£9.50 (£6–£7.50; Children £7.50)

First screened in 1980 as part of the BBC's Playhouse strand, Grown-Ups is one of Mike Leigh’s most pointed explorations of class differences in contemporary Britain. The film focuses on the parallel lives of a working-class couple, Dick and Mandy (Phil Davis and Lesley Manville), and their middleclass neighbours. After moving into a new council house, Dick and Mandy discover that the private house next door is owned by their old teacher Mr Butcher (Sam Kelly). Laced with comedy Grown-Ups explores how class can impact on attitudes to even the most everyday things.

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