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Two of Barney's Canadian wives in the film are played by English actresses. See more »
On the radio Miriam introduces the song "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore" by Dusty Springfield. The recording played is the version by Shelby Lynne which was recorded in 2008. See more »
Blair, I'd like to speak with my wife.
Oh, Barney, it's 3:00 in the morning.
Put my wife on the phone.
She's not your wife and I'm not waking her.
All right. Well, then just ask her what she wants me to do with all these nude photos I have of her. Ah, come to think of it, you actually might want them, if only to see what Miriam looked like in her prime.
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The main character was utterly loathsome. I didn't want to spend an hour watching him, let alone an overly-long 2 1/4 hours. There were no sympathetic characters; I hated the Paul Giamatti (an actor I hate in everything he does) character and hated all of the others for not hating him.
Dustin Hoffman redeemed this movie, his moments in it were great. But there was absolutely nothing else.
The movie was largely a plot less character study of an obnoxious character. The only real plot element was the death of the friend, Boogie. I'm not going to give away the way this element of plot is resolved, but I didn't get the point at all when I saw the movie, only when I googled it did I realize that the one scene with the airplane was resolving this plot element. Maybe if I'd read the novel it would have been more clear.
Why are we supposed to love hateful destructive characters? I don't, and never have.
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