A boy's barmitzvah looks set to be a disaster when it coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final.
A little tame and subdued for my liking. Nicely observed though.
Bernie is a bit of a misfit and feels invisible in his family. Yearning for attention and affection, he pins his hopes on the perfect Bar Mitzvah. However due to his parents' rapidly dwindling financial prospects and the promise of England being in the World Cup on Bernie's big day, it is unlikely that his hopes will be fulfilled.
This is a very enjoyable, though somewhat predictable, coming of age story. It was great to see the wonderful and underrated Eddie Marsan in a leading role. I also enjoyed Helena Bonham-Carter and Catherine Tate -- it was a treat seeing Catherine Tate outside the Tardis. ;-)
OK liked the scenes of London in Sixties and the football
A young boy hoping to be the centre of the greatest Bar Mitzvah of all time has to contend with a family suffering financial hardship and the small problem that the date of his big day coincides with the 1966 World Cup final. Sixty Six is a genial coming-of-age story that whilst doing little wrong fails to leave much of an impression either.
The cast are very strong with the likes of Eddie Marsan and Helen Bonham Carter delivering good performances. The jokes rarely raise a genuine laugh but they are frequent enough to make sure the film is never actually boring. I’m sure a Jewish audience may appreciate some of the gags and references that went over my head…
Quirky little coming of age comedy.