First he got married. Then he got married again. Then he met the love of his life.
Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Scott Speedman, Bruce Greenwood, Rosamund Pike
Richard J. Lewis
|Screenplay||Michael Konyves, from the novel by Mordecai Richler|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Serendipity Point Films, Fandango, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Lyla FIlms|
|Language||Strong, fairly frequent|
|Sex||Some, brief, moderate|
|Comments||Strong language and mature themes. Parents should be vigilant.|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Michael Rechtshaffen Aversion to staying married is Barney's lively tale
Michael Rechtshaffen Wonderful, warts and all
Barbara Goslawski Barney's Version is one of those rare films whose caricature of life illuminates, a vivid story of a topsy-turvy character so flawed you love him despite yourself.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Jason Anderson The film’s final scenes attain the degree of pathos they require.
Peter Travers Rosamund Pike is perfection as Barney's true love, and Dustin Hoffman makes magic as Barney's randy dad. It's acting heaven.
Tomatometer With a magnificent performance by Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version offers much comedy and insight to the complexities of modern romance.
What the People say
1616 Netizens Loved Barney, all of his Friends, and his wives
Average .. 70%