Excerpt: I really enjoyed this movie. I wasn't expecting much and I wish I haven't waited so long to see it. I've had this title in my collection for a while but never bothered to watch it. I'm glad I did! The movie takes place in Montreal most of the time wich I loved since it's my hometown. It's nice to see a movie set in Montreal not made by french Canadians.
Excerpt: This is a remarkably moving work of art. Paul Giamati is truly an underappreciated gem in the industry today. Because he doen't have a square chin and nice abs, he only gets a modest mention every now and then, but he deserves so much more. I am very happy he won his Golden Globe, and I'm disappointed he won't have a shot at the Oscar. But those are just superficial trophies. He'll get his due.
Summary: Barney's Version is not a perfect film, not by a long shot but it's clever enough in its writing and execution to be enjoyable despite the fact it is a film cut up into three separate sections and neither one ever really meshes with the other. Regardless of that, the film is a powerhouse in terms of acting performances with both Rosamund Pike and Dustin Hoffman giving career highlight Barney's Version is not a perfect film, not by a long shot but it's clever enough in...
Excerpt: I just recently caught up with this and was deeply disappointed. I mean it's not like I had such high expectations but there was a lot of talent involved in this film and so I was surprised by how mediocre it was. My main gripe with the film is how misogynistic it was. Now I'm not someone who's easily offended (and offended might be too strong a word) but this film definitely pushed my limits.
Summary: A very enjoyable movie. Its something you would watch on a rainy sunday afternoon. It is not memorable by any means but it has a good start and an excellent ending. Probably because the main character is not an overtly nice guy , it does detract somewhat from the experience; but when should movie making always feature a redeeming character! One to watch for sure.
Summary: I'm rating this movie 9/10 because as a HUGE Mordecai Richler film, I don't think that anything could have done Barney's Version (in my opinion his greatest work) justice. Yes, it's true, there are many overlooked details and the movie can sometimes feel like they've just condensed a life into an all-too-short movie form, but overall the film is superbly shot, and it's all so authentic.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Let's talk about the first wife, Clara(Rachelle Lefevre), the free spirit whom Barney Panofsky(Paul Giamatti) marries in a shotgun wedding during his Roman holiday. Had she lived, a divorce would have surely followed with record-setting expedience, once they reached the North American continent.
Summary: Barney Panofsky is a complex character: obnoxious, unsympathetic, romantic, sensitive and a little bit sweet. Although there are friends and family, most of the narrative revolves around his relationship with his three wives. As Barney, Paul Giamatti makes the film worth watching. He brilliantly examines all sides of this complex character.
Summary: I did not see anything new in this film. In fact, I was rather underwhelmed. I hate scotch so maybe that clouded my opinion. Barney came across to me as a pathetic character not like Hunter S. Thompson. Also, why did the third wife look like she never aged?
Summary: This movie is like a drawing that was perfect but the artist didn't know where to stop until it was ruined and unrecognizable. The first hour was superb. Witty, hilarious...it reminded me of a serious man. And I kind of had that gut feeling that it was sort of heading in the wrong direction.