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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.

Director:

Richard J. Lewis

Writers:

Mordecai Richler (novel), Michael Konyves (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Giamatti ... Barney Panofsky
Macha Grenon ... Solange
Paul Gross ... Constable O'Malley of the North
Atom Egoyan ... O'Malley Director #1
Mark Camacho ... T / U Productions Executive #1
David Pryde David Pryde ... T / U Productions Executive #2
Paula Jean Hixson ... Bartender at Grumpy's
Mark Addy ... Detective O'Hearne
Scott Speedman ... Boogie
Marica Pellegrinelli ... 'The Countess'
Thomas Trabacchi ... Leo
Clé Bennett ... Cedric
Rachelle Lefevre ... Clara 'Chambers' Charnofsky
Domenico Minutoli Domenico Minutoli ... Judge at Rome Wedding
Massimo Wertmüller 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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The truth of a man's life story depends on who tells it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Italy | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Minha Versão do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,241, 16 January 2011

Gross USA:

$4,439,201

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,457,613
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rachelle Lefevre lost her role in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) because of commitment to this film. 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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Connections

Featured in The Hour: Episode #7.77 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Deb Sombo
Written by Jimmy McGriff
Performed by Jimmy McGriff
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Used by permission of EMI UNART CATALOG INC.
All rights reserved
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Amazing movie, really artistic, just don't watch the trailers they spoil the movie
29 December 2010 | by maeglosSee 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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