Giles Keyte
Lisa Schwarzbaum
August 01, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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-

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