Aside from the occasional Yiddish-spewing East End gangster, Anglo-Jewish life has evolved largely off the radar of British national cinema. That's all changing in the new multiculti England, and while we wait for Mike Leigh to get off his duff and show us how he grew up, Paul Weiland's genially autobiographical comedy of 1960s suburban Jewish manners will do nicely. Bernie (a very good Gregg Sulkin) is a well-behaved suburban nerd cast down by the news that his bar mitzvah, which he'd hoped would finally bring him his long-awaited moment in the sun, coincides with the World Cup final, when all the potential guests will be staying at home and rooting for England. You can guess what follows by way of lessons in manhood, and... More >>>