Barney's Version

First he got married. Then he got married again. Then he met the love of his life.


Barney's Version
This arthouse release follows the misadventures of a frumpy middle-aged man, suspected for murder, and heading for Alzheimer's. He looks back on his life, and in particular, his three marriages to three very different women, as he reflects on how he ended up in his current situation.

132 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Scott Speedman, Bruce Greenwood, Rosamund Pike
Director
Richard J. Lewis
ScreenplayMichael Konyves, from the novel by Mordecai Richler
MusicPasquale Catalano
CinematographyGuy Dufaux
EditingSusan Shipton
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2010
Produced bySerendipity Point Films, Fandango, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Lyla FIlms

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent
NudityBrief
SexSome, brief, moderate
ViolenceBrief, mildish
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyInfrequent profanities
Drug abuseBrief
CommentsStrong language and mature themes. Parents should be vigilant.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Michael Rechtshaffen quote iconAversion to staying married is Barney's lively tale
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
15
Cape Times
Michael Rechtshaffen quote iconWonderful, warts and all
10
iAfrica.com
Candace Whitehead
15
Box Office
Barbara Goslawski quote iconBarney'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.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
18
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThe film’s final scenes attain the degree of pathos they require.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconRosamund Pike is perfection as Barney's true love, and Dustin Hoffman makes magic as Barney's randy dad. It's acting heaven.
13
Metacritic.com
33 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
120 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWith a magnificent performance by Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version offers much comedy and insight to the complexities of modern romance.
16

What the People say

Internet
1616 Netizens quote iconLoved Barney, all of his Friends, and his wives
15

Average .. 70%

14

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