Betty LOVES these movies, and feels corny about them, but they are not corny. You learn so much about yourself from watching them.
For beginners: the "Up" series follows a group of British people from different social classes and upbringings through their entire lives, checking in with them every seven years in a film. Betty has the whole series on DVD, but was shocked at how shocked she could still be by such a quiet, restrained study after she saw the latest installment - "49 Up" last night. This is why she lives in New York City.