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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 & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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O'Malley Director #1
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Bartender at Grumpy's
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Marica Pellegrinelli ...
'The Countess'
Thomas Trabacchi ...
Leo
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Domenico Minutoli ...
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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$7,501,404 (USA) (17 June 2011)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Izzy is wearing a "Chai" necklace "inside out" so the viewer is seeing the back side of the Hebrew letters. 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]
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Solar
Written and performed by Miles Davis
Licensed by arrangement with Prestige Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Prestige Records/Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Excellent film
8 January 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I just saw this wonderful film which is an amazing adaption to Richler's story. The acting of the entire cast is extraordinary with Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver and the great Dustin Hoffman giving superlative performances. I sat in a small art-house cinema in a suburb of Tel-Aviv, Israel and the quite large audience (for a Saturday afternoon) enjoyed the film in total silence. You could have heard a pin drop (and that doesn't happen very often!).

I note that some reviewers were offended by the fact that some of the characters were unpleasant Jews. Well, that happens in life and as a Jew I wasn't offended one little bit. Like every other people we have nice and not nice people and I found the film to be very truthful, very funny and also very sad. An exceptional achievement!


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