Sixty Six

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6.71 h 33 min200713+
12 year-old Bernie is ignored by his own family. His obsessive compulsive father Manny (EDDIE MARSAN) is concerned about the giant supermarket opening opposite his grocery shop, and his mother Esther (HELENA BONHAM CARTER) is too busy worrying about Manny and Alvie, Bernie's mischievous older brother.
Directors
Paul Weiland
Starring
Eddie MarsanHelena Bonham CarterStephen Rea
Genres
Special Interest
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English [CC]
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English
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Producers
Tim BevanEric FellnerElizabeth Karlsen
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First Independent Pictures
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4.5 out of 5 stars

81 global ratings

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The Tally HoReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Review without Spoilers - Pros & Cons
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Sixty Six (2006) is a British biographical-comedy-drama film about a bar mitzvah which takes place in London on the day of the 1966 world cup final based on the true life bar mitzvah of director Paul Weiland. Here are the pros & cons of this film as I see it, I hope this helps you, & remember to check the format and region to make sure it will work with your player.
Pros:
1. Great story & very funny in parts
2. Interesting characters
3. The acting is overall excellent in this film
4. The film is well directed & edited
Cons:
1. I actually do not have any cons for this film, which is a rarity for me
Rolfe JonesReviewed in the United States on June 9, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of my favourite movies of all time
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One of my favourite movies of all time. A great must for all Jews and non Jews alike. The English connection on top of it adds to this period piece drama of growing up in London in the 1960's and being part of a minority group and the customs and traditions surrounding it, woven into the fabric of England's finest sporting hour to date, winning the Jules Rimet Trophy for the 1966 World Cup Final vs West Germany!
dianeReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I am a movie buff and this is my favorite movie. Great acting
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I am a movie buff and this is my favorite movie.
Great acting, and wonderful plot.
Love it Love it!! Everyone I show it to also love it!
Too bad not everyone knows about this gem.
True story!
JohnReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nostalic, Whimsical, Humerous, and Surprisingly Unique
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I only learned of this by happenstance whilst on ImBd movie cite. I chose to watch it because the rating seemed right and the synopsis came off quirky. As for actress Helena Bonham Carter, she has been an actress who intrigues me greatly. There is a dark brooding intelligence, whit, and seductive quality to her. She is kind of a hybrid of Barbra Stanwick and Bette Davis. She has the rare quality to make any film better. It was a fun and engaging movie. If you enjoyed Ben Stiller's film, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", then you may love this.
D11Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Winsome, clever, funny
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Wonderful and dreamy trip in time with many nice little observations about a transitional time for England during one of its shining moments. The awkwardness around Jewish assimilation, a mere 20 years or so after the end of the war is at the center of the film, along with the subtext of latent desires and thwarted ambition that challenge ordinary families. Neat and funny, and only shortchanged a bit with a somewhat rushed and slightly contrived ending.
elibReviewed in the United States on March 1, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
The acting was very good in Sixty Six
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The acting was very good in Sixty Six, but I gave it only 4 stars because it was an extremely depressing movie.
Steven Rossellini & DaughtersReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Very Engaging Film
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I saw the film at a local film festival, but the audio was terrible and I missed half the dialogue. I tried to find it for rental at several locations, to no avail. I found it at Amazon in a non-USA format, but since I have a format free DVD player, I purchased a copy, previously destined for Australia.

It's a cute premise. A Jewish boy in Britain is told the date of his bar mitzvah is June 6, 1966. It turns out that the English national soccer team is slated to play for the World Cup on that date.
"Who will come to my bar mitzvah?"
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Heather WinkoppReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
great slice of life movie
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Love this. Such an original plot and good acting. I've recommended it to several friends. Family friendly for pre-teens up without lowering itself to the lowest denominator.
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