Sixty Six Reviews

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November 18, 2011
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August 8, 2009
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
October 23, 2008
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 18, 2008
It's labeled a 'true-ish story', and the results are cheeky fun.
September 12, 2008
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.
August 29, 2008
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 22, 2008
[Director] Weiland pours so much heart into his autobiographically 'true-ish' story that accessibility is a nonissue.
Top Critic
August 15, 2008
Weiland's occasional heavy-handedness is more than redeemed by the lightness of his cast.
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 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
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
This comedy-drama is wafer-thin, but Marsan gives it some heft as an all-too-human father.
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.
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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