Berkeley (2007)

Berkeley

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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 … More

Rating: R (for drug use, sexuality, language and some violence)
Genre: Art House & International , Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bobby Roth
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 29, 2008
Runtime:

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as Ben Sweet

as Sy Sweet

as Professor Hawkins
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Critic Reviews for Berkeley

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Though "Berkeley" may be based on Bobby Roth's own experiences, he filters it through a narrative framework that feels distant and impersonal...

Full Review… | October 12, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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Roth's gift for unlocking the best in each of his actors does bring those long-ago times to life.

Full Review… | October 11, 2007
L.A. Weekly
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Only Henry Winkler as Ben's carpet-salesman pa has the joie de vivre the pic desperately needs.

Full Review… | October 11, 2007
Variety
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Guess you had to be there.

March 10, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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The whole thing does have an air of verisimilitude, but it's also just a little too blandly generic.

October 12, 2007
Los Angeles CityBeat

October 13, 2007
Reel.com

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