*** out of **** There's something that I like about Paul Giamatti when it comes to his actions and his speech. He's almost an awkward man; but he's good at being that guy. He's played assholes before his character in "Barney's Version", but this one takes the cake. It's a good movie with a couple good stars and one very great one; and I'm sure you can guess who that is. It makes the most out of the source material, which is a novel written by Mordecai Richler. I haven't read … more
Star Rating: Part of what makes Barney’s Version so absorbing is that it’s intentionally told from an unreliable point of view. Much of the last thirty-five years of Barney Panofsky’s life unfold over the course of nearly two and a half hours, and yet there’s a noticeable lack of information. You may be tempted to think (1) that screenwriter Michael Konyves glossed over a few too many details from Mordecai Richler’s novel, or (2) … more
Hello Lunchers. I am a thirty-something guy making his way in Toronto. I am a banker by day and a film critic the rest of the time. Sensitive, sharp and sarcastic are just a few words that start with … more
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Barney's Version is a 2010 Canadian drama film directed by Richard J. Lewis, based on the novel of the same name by Mordecai Richler. The film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.
Take a ride through the life and memories of Barney Panofsky, a hard-drinking, cigar-smoking, foulmouthed 65-year old hockey fanatic and television producer, as he reflects on his life's successes and (numerous) gaffes and failures as the final chapters of his own existence come sharply into focus. Written by Production