Sixty Six NR

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12 year-old Bernie is ignored by his own family. His obsessive compulsive father Manny (EDDIE MARSAN) is concerned about the giant supermarket opening opposite his grocery shop, and his mother Esther (HELENA BONHAM CARTER) is too busy worrying about Manny and Alvie, Bernie's mischievous older brother.

Starring:
Eddie Marsan, Helena Bonham Carter
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

Sixty Six

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Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Paul Weiland
Starring Eddie Marsan, Helena Bonham Carter
Supporting actors Thomas Drewson, Gregg Sulkin, Matt Bardock, Alex Black, Cameron Crighton, Catherine Tate, Peter Serafinowicz, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan, Nick Shrim, Francine Simmons, Martin Savage, Ony Uhiara, Charles Ferber, Ben Newton, Richard Katz, Vincenzo Nicoli, Jason Watkins
Studio First Independent Pictures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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It's a cute premise.
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I enjoyed the movie when I saw it in the theater.
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Of course, she really does make that film.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By magellan HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 22, 2009
Format: DVD
This is a very quirky and oddly engrossing film about an eccentric Jewish family and the events leading up to their son's bar mitzvah. But as the previous writer said, you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this film, because it's a very light-hearted and funny film with a lot of appeal. When he inadvertently schedules his bar mitzvah for the day England is competing for the World Cup in soccer, the boy becomes obsessed with trying to make sure he gets a good turnout for his party despite the competition of the World Cup--and despite the fact that he's possibly picked the worst day in several decades for his party. I saw this film by chance on a plane flight but had never even heard of it and probably would never had seen it if not for that, but it's a true sleeper that's worth a look.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gary Selikow on April 3, 2011
Format: DVD
A charming, funny and heartwarming story about a working class Jewish family in 1966 England. Bernie Rubens (Gregg Sulkin) looks forward to his bar mitzvah being a big success remembering how he was upstaged by the bar mitzvah of his older brother. but potential financial ruin, a house fire and the injury of his uncle preoccupy Bernies parents played by Helena Bonham Carter, who carries off the role as Bernies mother with quirky charm (her usual splendid self) and Eddie Marsan.
Most significantly Bernies' bar mitzvah coincides with the day of the world cup final and Bernie knows if England makes it to the final his Bar mitzvah will be ruined. sure enough England does make it and relatives and friends call in one after the other feigning all sorts of excuses, and it look really bleak for Bernie, but it will end in an upbeat note which I wont reveal so as not to spoil the ending.
Quirky, humorous, avoids stereotypes, shows how Jews can be ordinary working class people in Britain, to the film's credit and also will appeal to people of any background as well as Jewish people. Based on the actual coinciding of the director's Bar Mitzvah with England's stunning 1966 world cup victory, and a highly recommended coming of age comedy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Reuben Gee on March 14, 2009
Format: DVD
If you missed this sleeper, it is well worth the price. From the creators of Love Actually, 4 Weddings and a Funeral and other recent British crowd pleasers, you don't have to be Jewish to love this movie- but it couldn't hurt. Charming true tale finds a cute nerd's bar mitzvah fall on the same day that the Brits made it to the World Cup Finals for the first time. Don't miss it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on May 13, 2012
Format: DVD
Bernie Reuben (Gregg Sulkin) is ignored and picked on. He is "not very good at breathing." His father Manny (Eddie Marsan) is not very assertive and is an embarrassment. Bernie recalls the wonderful Bar Mitzvah his brother had and relishes the day when he has his celebration, a day that will belong to him. As that day approaches, his family undergoes various hardships, downsizing his celebration. To make matters worse, his barmitzvah is scheduled the same day as the World Cup Final, July 30, 1966. Bernie realizes as his native England is in the tournament, they need to lose for him to have a large turnout.

The film is a comedy-drama. Some of the jokes are quick visuals such as a card that reads "Kimmel Kosher Katering." The soundtrack include tunes from the era.

No f-bombs, brief implied sex, male rear nudity.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven Rossellini on May 16, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I saw the film at a local film festival, but the audio was terrible and I missed half the dialogue. I tried to find it for rental at several locations, to no avail. I found it at Amazon in a non-USA format, but since I have a format free DVD player, I purchased a copy, previously destined for Australia.

It's a cute premise. A Jewish boy in Britain is told the date of his bar mitzvah is June 6, 1966. It turns out that the English national soccer team is slated to play for the World Cup on that date.
"Who will come to my bar mitzvah?"
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Wonderful and dreamy trip in time with many nice little observations about a transitional time for England during one of its shining moments. The awkwardness around Jewish assimilation, a mere 20 years or so after the end of the war is at the center of the film, along with the subtext of latent desires and thwarted ambition that challenge ordinary families. Neat and funny, and only shortchanged a bit with a somewhat rushed and slightly contrived ending.
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I only learned of this by happenstance whilst on ImBd movie cite. I read about it; and I particularly watched it because of the rating and the synopsis and as well as the main actress Helena Bonham Carter, an actress who intrigues me greatly. I think her range and abilities to be akin to Barbra Stanwick in certain aspects. No small comparison since Stanwyck was one of the greats of the "Golden Age" of Hollywood Cinema. Now, I watched Miss Carter most recently in the film, "The King's Speech". Of course, she really does make that film. To my eyes she draws me in. Her acting is so subtle and intrinsic (inside of her) that I cannot but help feeling the emotion, tension, and vibrancy of the film on the whole. And you know what, she does that and has that capacity in this film as well. Few actors have the ability to trancend the craft and become a living, breathing soul. Dustin Hoffman and Jeff Bridges can do that. Robert Mitchum. Edward G. Robinson. Matthew McConaughey, and Robert Duvall just to name a few other favorites that have that ethereal quality and depth that I find lacking in other "critically" acclaimed actors such as Marlon Brando, Orson Wells, and Sir Anthoney Hopkins. So, if you are like me in your preference of actors acting, love good movies, love life, and find humour in the good and bad, then you may be content in watching this film. I was born in 1983 in the U.S. and had no tie to this era or surrounding scene whatsoever and yet was just as captivated and enthralled with the story and the characters in such a way that is seldome experienced by me. It was a surprisingly fun and engaging movie. If you enjoyed Ben Stiller's film, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", then you may love this. Anyway, I found it fun.
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