Sixty Six Reviews

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August 7, 2008
You don't have to be Jewish to appreciate its uncondescending fondness for the claustrophobic warmth of family life among working-class people apprehensively inching their way toward upward mobility.
August 6, 2008
Sixty Six may find a niche audience, but instead of depicting a boy's first steps toward manhood -- ceremony aside -- it turns into an uninvolving portrait of self-absorption.
August 4, 2008
I think it's a very heartfelt story, but we get the same thing over and over again.
August 2, 2008
Sixty Six's loving portrayal of the ups & downs of a Jewish family in London charmingly entices the viewer to find themselves within its four-eyed, adorably geeky hero.
August 2, 2008
Director Paul Weiland ("Made of Honor") co-wrote the tone-deaf screenplay for this cinematic abortion that features the ever-lousy Stephen Rea adding his specific brand of stench to a pasted-together movie that is predictable and boring as it is depressin
August 1, 2008
The direction of this autobiographical tale by Paul Weiland (whose lengthy rap sheet runs all the way from Leonard Part 6 to Made of Honor) is less than subtle.
August 1, 2008
Though inspired by Weiland's own childhood, the film's plot sticks close to the underdog's coming-of-age formula and is marred by young Bernie's gratingly self-pitying voice-over.
August 1, 2008
Itâ(TM)s designed to be crowd-pleasing and tug on hearts across the board, but thereâ(TM)s a manipulative quality that will put a ceiling on business.
August 1, 2008
A dolorous comedy that leans heavily, if inoffensively, on ethnic stereotypes.
July 31, 2008
Like Running with Scissors or an exceptionally cruel episode of The Wonder Years, Paul Weiland's whimsical and eye-poppingly bright comedy is shot through with cringe-inducing misery.
July 31, 2008
a satisfying little surprise
July 31, 2008
...so unrelenting on the misery it piles upon poor Bernie Reubens you may just feel guilty laughing...
July 31, 2008
A sprightly English comedy about a very special Bar Mitzvah, World Cup Fever, and the frantic efforts of a 12-year old boy to get the attention he feels he deserves.
July 31, 2008
This comedy-drama is wafer-thin, but Marsan gives it some heft as an all-too-human father.
July 30, 2008
Sweet, sentimental and funny in a warm and fuzzy way, even if it's somewhat predictable and few of the actors seem very Jewish.
July 30, 2008
Although the subject might sound specialized, the picture is engineered with such skill that it transcends the ethnic details to become a universal story of a boy trying to find his place in an inhospitable world.
July 29, 2008
The Bar Mitzvah Boy gets the boot!
July 27, 2008
For anyone who preferred Oliver Bean to Malcolm in the Middle.
June 27, 2008
It's cliched and gooey, but because it's English, and has Helena Bonham Carter in a rare non-gothy role, viewers may be fooled into thinking it's quirky. No.
January 25, 2008
Hilariously funny while totally believable, Sixty Six also leaves you with a warm and fuzzy feeling. It is a father-son tale told with the details and care of someone who was there.
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