It is the summer of '66, and England is about to be consumed by World Cup Fever. For 12-year-old Bernie though, the biggest day of his life is looming: his Bar Mitzvah, and the day he becomes a man. However, Bernie's family is increasingly distracted by the threat of losing their business and their wayward older son, and the scale of Bernie's Bar Mitzvah diminishes daily. Worst of all the Cup Final is scheduled to take place on the same day and when England makes it through the qualifying rounds, Bernie's longed-for Bar Mitzvah looks set to be a complete disaster.
Cast: Stephen Rea, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan, Peter Serafinowicz, Catherine Tate
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Elizabeth Karlsen
Directed by: Paul Weiland
Written by: Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan
Running time: 1hr 33min
Opens: Aug 01, 2008 NY
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