MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,803 this week

Barney's Version (2010)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 January 2011 (Italy)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 18,512 users   Metascore: 67/100
Reviews: 78 user | 188 critic | 33 from Metacritic.com

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 04 May 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 14 Jun 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 23 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Barney's Version (2010)

Barney's Version (2010) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Barney's Version.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.

Director: Joel Hopkins
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Director: Nigel Cole
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Andrea Riseborough
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Stars: Robbie Kay, Monika Schurmann, Nina Dobrev
Burning Palms (2010)
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate.

Director: Christopher Landon
Stars: Jamie Chung, Rosamund Pike, Dylan McDermott
Belonging II (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Directors: Audrey Brohy, Gerard Ungerman
Stars: Dustin Hoffman
Promised Land II (2004)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

"Promised Land" tells the story of a group of young unwitting Estonian girls smuggled through Egypt to be auctioned off as prostitutes in Israel, and of their initiation into this trade of ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Gitai
Stars: Rosamund Pike, Diana Bespechni, Hanna Schygulla
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
O'Malley Director #1
...
T / U Productions Executive #1
David Pryde ...
T / U Productions Executive #2
...
Bartender at Grumpy's
...
...
Marica Pellegrinelli ...
The Countess
Thomas Trabacchi ...
Leo
...
...
Domenico Minutoli ...
Judge at Rome Wedding
Massimo Wertmüller ...
Rome Doctor
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A Minha Versão do Amor  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$65,241 (USA) (14 January 2011)

Gross:

$7,501,404 (USA) (17 June 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Four noted Canadian film directors make cameo appearances in the film. We see Atom Egoyan as a director of O'Malley of the North, Ted Kotcheff as the conductor on the train, David Cronenberg as another of O'Malley's directors, and Denys Arcand as the head waiter at the Ritz. And, although better known for their acting, Paul Gross and Saul Rubinek are also movie directors. See more »

Goofs

During Blair's discussion of the future of veganism over dinner he ponders whether one should say "in less than 50 years" or "in fewer than 50 years". He incorrectly settles on "fewer" reasoning that you're counting years and not measuring time. A ten-year calendar has fewer than 50 years on it, but something that will come to pass sooner than 50 years from now will do so in less than 50 years. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Blair: Hello?
Barney Panofsky: Blair, I'd like to speak with my wife.
Blair: Oh, Barney, it's 3:00 in the morning.
Barney Panofsky: Put my wife on the phone.
Blair: She's not your wife and I'm not waking her.
Barney Panofsky: 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.
Blair: [hangs up]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Maltin on Movies: Barney's Version (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

No Power
Written by Jon Visger
Performed by Absofacto
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An imperfect life perfectly told...
13 February 2011 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Giamatti has got to be the plainest looking leading man out there; yet, his acting ability transcends his anti-matinée idol physiognomy by a significant amount. And, remembering "Sideways," there is nobody who can play a guy half-in-the-bag nearly as well. HIs facial expressions, comic timing, and the way in which he delivers his lines are just brilliant (and if you think he can only do comic turns, see HBO's "John Adams"). Yet, every scene that he was in with Dustin Hoffman, Hoffman stole! The director (Richard J. Lewis) is able to get everything from this very talented cast, and puts together a movie that never drags, is easy to follow even though it uses the flashback, and is punctuated with several laugh-out-louds.

Giamatti's character--although a cad in some ways--manages to also be quite endearing, and character development in the whole movie is excellent. We know these people...some of them are in our family, some are friends or perhaps, live next door. To be sure, there is a Jewish aspect to the individuals and story (it's pretty hard to divorce that aspect from anything Richler has written), but all the issues are universal. If Woody Allen had done this movie, there would have been endless navel gazing, and the characters would have been more 2-dimensional (just a mind game I played since the characters and the themes are similar to those that The Woodman deals with).

At any rate, this is a brilliantly constructed examination of a life that is enjoyable and entertaining; also, a great movie to see and have dinner afterwards so all those who saw it with you could discuss--a lot of meat for that. But, if it's not on a big screen within 30 miles of you, it will play very well on the small screen in a few months; but certainly go out of your way to see it.


17 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The ending... philly_kane
Just give Paul Giamatti the oscar oldacademypictures
Hard on vegans Pamactress
Why did Barney yell at his 1st wife's father? everyoneisondope80
What does 'the onion' mean... marburgerin21
Target Audience? mrshadow-2
Discuss Barney's Version (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?