Sixty Six

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"it's his year, and he wants it back."
  • PG-13
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.7  (3,150)
  • 57

In 1966, twelve-year-old Bernie Rubens (played by Charlie Clark) is preparing for the biggest day of his life - his bar mitzvah. His family is planning a grand celebration, but everything starts to go wrong when England makes it to the World Cup Finals and the final match is scheduled on the same day as his bar mitzvah. Bernie is devastated when he learns that most of his invited guests would rather watch the football match than attend his important day. He feels unloved and forgotten and resorts to drastic measures to get his family's attention. He tries to sabotage their TV set and even tries to fake an accident to gain sympathy. Despite all his efforts, he still feels like everyone has let him down, but he eventually learns that his family truly loves him and that they will stand by him no matter what.

The movie is a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a boy who wants to feel special on his big day. The Rubens family is portrayed as a close-knit Jewish family, and the movie gives a glimpse into their traditions and beliefs. The family dynamics are a significant part of the story, and viewers get to see how each family member interacts with Bernie and how they deal with the challenges that come their way.

Bernie's character is a mix of innocence and wisdom, and his struggles are relatable to anyone who has ever felt neglected or unimportant. Charlie Clark's performance as Bernie is endearing, and he manages to capture the essence of a boy who just wants to be loved. Alongside him, Nick Shirm and Thomas Drewson deliver excellent performances as Bernie's older brother and father, respectively.

The movie is set in the 1960s, and the attention to detail in recreating the period is commendable. The costumes, music, and props are all spot-on, and viewers are transported back to a time when things were simpler. The movie also features footage from the 1966 World Cup Finals, which adds to the authenticity of the story.

One of the best things about the movie is that it manages to balance comedy and drama without ever feeling forced. There are several hilarious moments throughout the movie, but they never overshadow the emotional core of the story. There are also some tender moments between Bernie and his grandfather, played by British icon Eddie Marsan, which add depth to the story.

Overall, Sixty Six is a charming and heartwarming movie that captures the spirit of family and tradition. It is a movie that will make viewers laugh and cry and leave them feeling uplifted. Whether you're a sports fan or not, this is a movie that everyone can relate to. It is a must-watch for anyone who wants to experience the magic of cinema.

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    6.7  (3,150)
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