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Nov 14, 20201aa rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I cannot compare this film to the book, since I have not read it. Its a pretty good film, very bright and yellow, with some key plot elements left dangling till the end (but one doesn't mind since the characters are interesting enough).…
Nov 13, 2020PDBurt rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I started watching this one other time and stopped because I really can't stand Paul Giamatti. Once I got through all his inept and drunken disgusting character the movie actually took off and went somewhere; although it was unrealistic…
Nov 03, 2020jimg2000 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
A comedy drama of a string of events in Barney's life that is dominated by his old friend's sudden disappearance in between one of his three marriages, matrimony ala carte to fulfill an obligation, lust and love. The film's glaring flaw is…
Jan 07, 2020SAPL454 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
MRI PERF A very convoluted love story that eventually ends in a loving resolution! AUD R
Sep 17, 2016Courier2003 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Seen this movie on dash board,so i ordered it. I had forgotten that i had checked it out before. I was hooked to watch the entire movie again. Barney was a mess. Izzy the father was great. You would think the drinking and smoking cigars…
Jun 13, 2015WVMLlibrarianCathy rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A very good adaptation of the book (of the same title) by Mordecai Richler.
Aug 15, 2014ashleysears rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
This was an interesting movie, worth a watch.
Feb 05, 2014kah_chan rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I am surprised that this film didn't get more recognition in the Academy Award. It is funny and full of events during a feature length. After I finish watching it, I feel like there is still more to come like an episode 2 or something.…
madison382
Dec 01, 2013madison382 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent acting
btmslt
Nov 13, 2013btmslt rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
This film is about some sad and troubled individuals trying to make sense of things.
May 29, 2013britprincess1 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
BARNEY'S VERSION was filled with an excellent cast and led by Paul Giamatti in a role that he put on like a sweater and, man, did he wear it well. BARNEY'S VERSION was sold mostly as a funny romantic comedy, but it is actually much more…
Mar 11, 2013doeraymee rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
depressing
JMGP
Aug 15, 2012JMGP rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
The characters in this film are very engaging; however, despite the close bonds between them they have no hope and life seems void of meaning. I walked away from this film with a cloud of gloom over my head.
bkchan
Jun 23, 2012bkchan rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Entertaining, good cast (Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman were great), nice scenery, made me laugh out loud a few times, tugged at the heartstrings, makes me want to read the book.
Apr 01, 2012barleybear rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
It was pretty good…. not a waste of 2 hours of your life. I’d give it a try.
Mar 19, 2012Liber_vermis rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I watched this movie at the Port Moody Canadian Film Festival on March 18, 2012. The main character is a narcissistic, alcoholic, womanizing, second-rate TV producer who stalks his third wife and leaves a trail of shattered lives in his…
Nov 05, 2011joseph rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Good - Paul Giamatti shines as a man struggling with his worst enemy - himself. He plays a character to strives at achieving the impossible - unfortunately, once he's gotten what he strives for he has a hard time keeping it. The film…
Nov 02, 2011badgirls rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Barney's version is pretty good-better than i thought it would be. Very good acting including paul giamatti, dustin hoffman and rosamund pike. It's only "fault" appears to be the mystery of the maybe murder involving barney- the last…
Oct 23, 2011sdswbob rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
TYPICAL RICHLER! If you're a fan of Mordecai Richler, you'll LOVE this movie! If you're not, you won't understand the movies "subleties".
Oct 22, 2011gvlee rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
So boring, I didn't make it past the first 15 minutes. Barney is ugly, and no compelling reason to get interested in him is presented to the audience. I would give it a rating of 0 stars but the library's rating system doesn't provide…
randallflagg
Oct 19, 2011randallflagg rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Mordecai Richler book. Paul Giamaggi main actor meets the love of his life at his wedding and its not his bride.
Oct 15, 2011macierules rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I am a huge fan of Giamotti and with good reason! I can't imagine anyone else playing the role of Barney. Read this book many years back, and time to read again!
Sep 24, 2011c_anderson rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
OK movie - some good acting and lovely settings (Montreal and the Laurentians). The book is much funnier and darker however - Mordechai Richler at his best.
Jul 08, 2011fmaack rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
A must-see for every narcissistic, egotistical Baby-Boomer who thinks they led the most interesting life in the most interesting of times. But seriously, the story in this movie blew. The acting happened to very good with Giamatti being…