Sixty Six 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… Sixty Six 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… 2008-08-01 PG-13 PT95M Comedy Drama Helena Bonham Carter Stephen Rea First Independent Pictures
Movie Review

Sixty Six (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Helena Bonham Carter, Sixty Six | BAD MITZVAH Helena Bonham Carter plays the Jewish mother in Sixty Six
Image credit: Giles Keyte
BAD MITZVAH Helena Bonham Carter plays the Jewish mother in Sixty Six
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Aug 01, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 95 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Helena Bonham Carter and Stephen Rea; Distributor: First Independent Pictures

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-

Originally posted Aug 01, 2008 Published in issue #1005 Aug 08, 2008 Order article reprints