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Barney's Version (2010)

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

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

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O'Malley Director #1
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'The Countess'
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Domenico Minutoli ...
Judge at Rome Wedding
Massimo Wertmüller ...
Rome Doctor (as Massimo Wertmuller)
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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

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

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Comedy | Drama

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

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18 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Minha Versão do Amor  »

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

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$7,501,404 (USA) (17 June 2011)
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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Dustin Hoffman; and five Oscar nominees: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Denys Arcand, Minnie Driver and Atom Egoyan. See more »

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The TV studio cameras shown in the latter part of the film, time assumed as probably the 1980's, were modern ped, CCD cameras. Real cameras in their day would have been old plumbicon cameras, which were bulkier. The lenses too were not of their time, they are too modern. See more »

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[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]
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Featured in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) See more »

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Written by Jon Visger (as Jonathan Visger)
Performed by Absofacto
Courtesy of Absofacto (by arrangement with Spirit Music Group)
Licensed by arrangement with Spirit Two Music, Inc.
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Barneys' Version cuts to the core of man's foibles and strivings
1 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie moved me through it's no holds barred view of Barney's life. We see his imperfections and self-inflicted wounds even as he tries to build a life and family with his true love. Paul Giamatti wonderfully portrays a life though the stages from youthful and idealistic 20's through the difficulties of aging and confronting death. If you want to give yourself a chance to be introspective about your own path and the choices you've made in the various parts of your life you'll find this movie to be very moving. It is a movie that the 50+ crowd will find to be meaningful and honest. There is a lot to dislike about Barney and the way he has hurt others, yet there is a good heart underneath it all (as he yet fulfills the adage of being his own worst enemy). This was a wonderful movie, now I'm looking forward to reading the book and then seeing it again.


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