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Sixty Six

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Helena Bonham Carter, Sixty Six
Giles Keyte

Sixty Six

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
95 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/01/08
performer:
Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Rea
director:
Paul Weiland
distributor:
First Independent Pictures
author:
Peter Straughan
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B-

If you were an asthmatic Jewish kid in North London and your bar mitzvah was scheduled for the day England played West Germany in the World Cup final in 1966, you might grow up believing you have a comic, if exceedingly slender, autobiographical movie like Sixty Six in you too. But unless you’re a well-connected ad director like Paul Weiland with friends like Richard Curtis to co-write the treatment, it’s unlikely you’d get Helena Bonham Carter to play your Jewish mother, or Stephen Rea as your soulful asthma doctor. B-