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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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'The Countess'
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Judge at Rome Wedding
Massimo Wertmüller ...
Rome Doctor (as Massimo Wertmuller)
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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

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

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18 February 2011 (USA)  »

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A Minha Versão do Amor  »

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

Gross:

$7,501,404 (USA) (17 June 2011)
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Trivia

Second collaboration between Dustin Hoffman and Paul Giamatti since Confidence (2003). See more »

Goofs

After Boogie is caught with The 2nd Mrs. P, she leaves and he sits on the stairs wrapped in a blanket, talking and sharing a drink with Barney. When Boogie gets up to go to the kitchen to get more booze, the blanket falls on the floor in the hallway. When Boogie comes back with his drink, the blanket is back on the stairs. 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 Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.1 (2011) See more »

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Amazing movie, really artistic, just don't watch the trailers they spoil the movie
29 December 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Watched it in a early screening in Toronto, and I was shocked! I didn't expect such an amazing movie. Will remember it for the rest of my life.

Ignore the comments by Jewish ladies who were offended by the movie's contents. Those are just a small part of this masterpiece.

The roles are all played well. Paul Giamatti's role is nothing short of Oscar-winning in my opinion. The story is fun, but serious. The scenes are high-quality and well designed. I really didn't see anything missing.

Just one point, DO NOT watch the trailers. They completely spoil the movie. I think the main reason I loved the movie was that I did not know anything about it. But for those who have read the book, it should still be fun. It's a well-made movie, on top of a wonderful story.


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