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A young man is thrown into the center of the political and social tumult of the late '60s in this drama. It's 1968, and Ben Sweet (Nick Roth) is 18 years old and has just received his 1A draft classification. Ben does not want to go to Vietnam, and his father Sy (Henry Winkler) is understanding, though he believes Ben does have a responsibility to his country. As a compromise, Ben enrolls at the University of California in Berkeley, where he majors in economics but also hopes to indulge his
Oct 12, 2007 Wide
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Though "Berkeley" may be based on Bobby Roth's own experiences, he filters it through a narrative framework that feels distant and impersonal...
Roth's gift for unlocking the best in each of his actors does bring those long-ago times to life.
Only Henry Winkler as Ben's carpet-salesman pa has the joie de vivre the pic desperately needs.
Guess you had to be there.
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