Sixty Six (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sixty Six (2006)

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Critic Consensus: Likable but overly sentimental, Sixty Six has snatches of sharp dialogue but is ultimately too predicable.

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It is the summer of '66, and England is about to be consumed by World Cup Fever. For 12-year-old Bernie though, the biggest day of his life is looming: his Bar Mitzvah, and the day he becomes a man. However, Bernie's family is increasingly distracted by the threat of losing their business and their wayward older son, and the scale of Bernie's Bar Mitzvah diminishes daily. Worst of all the Cup Final is scheduled to take place on the same day and when England makes it through the qualifying rounds, Bernie's longed-for Bar Mitzvah looks set to be a complete disaster.

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Cast

Thomas Drewson
as Terry Shivers
Matt Bardock
as Mr. Grieg
Ben Newton
as Alvie Rubens
Alex Black
as Linton
Catherine Tate
as Aunt Lila
Stephen Rea
as Dr. Barrie
Richard Katz
as Rabbi Linov
Peter Serafinowicz
as Uncle Jimmy
Michael Hempel
as Nick Shrim
Charles Ferber
as Student Doctor
Stephen Greif
as Uncle Harry
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All Critics (50) | Top Critics (24)

Cleaves too closely to the pattern set out by more original films with similar subject matter. Its obvious distinctions of time and place come through in clever details, but these don't seem to serve Weiland's autobiography so much as situate it into a fa

August 8, 2009 | Full Review…
indieWire
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Since Mr. Weiland himself had grown up in a Jewish section of North London, he was able to include many details of his own childhood.

October 23, 2008 | Full Review…
New York Observer
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It's labeled a 'true-ish story', and the results are cheeky fun.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: 3/4
Chicago Tribune
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Sixty Six is also about accepting parents with all their frailties, coming to terms with the unfairness of life, and finding a way to switch the focus to the wonders we do have to celebrate.

September 12, 2008 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Dallas Morning News
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The story line sounds plain and simple, but the movie is enlightened by Bernie's impassioned narration and by a gallery of small comic details.

August 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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[Director] Weiland pours so much heart into his autobiographically 'true-ish' story that accessibility is a nonissue.

August 22, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for Sixty Six

½

Absolutely charming, funny, heartwarming, and delightful film!! Truly splendid. By the last scene, I was teary eyed and grinning from ear to ear. Kudos!!

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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½

Sweet if minor coming of age comedy drama with a winning performance from Gregg Sulkin as Bernie the young boy who has almost everything that can go wrong leading up to his Bar Mitzvah go wrong. Helena Bonham Carter and Eddie Marsan are effective as his parents. Drags a little but the ending makes up it.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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½

Very charming comedy with heartwarming based on the real-life experience about a 12-year-old's Bar Mitzvah becomes a complete disaster because of the World Cup Final.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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