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Berkeley

Berkeley (2007)

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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

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Art House & International, Drama

Bobby Roth

Apr 29, 2008

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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...

October 12, 2007 Full Review Source: 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.

October 11, 2007 Full Review Source: 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.

October 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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Guess you had to be there.

March 10, 2006
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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

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