Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: January 14, 2011
Summary: Barney's Version is the story of Barney Panofsky, a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. A candid confessional, told from Barney‘s point of view, the film spans three decades and two continents, taking us through the different acts of his unusual history. There is his first wife, Clara, a flame-haired, flagrantly unfaithful free sprit with whom Barney briefly lives la vie de Boheme in Rome. The Second Mrs. P. is a wealthy Jewish Princess who shops and talks incessantly, barely noticing that Barney is not listening. And it is at their lavish wedding that Barney meets, and starts pursuing, Miriam, his third wife, the mother of his two children, and his true love. With his father, Izzy as his sidekick, Barney takes us through the many highs, and a few too many lows, of his long and colorful life. Not only does Barney turn out to be a true romantic, he is also capable of all kinds of sneaky acts of gallantry, generosity, and goodness when we – and he – least expect it. His is a gloriously full life, played out on a grand scale. And, at its center stands an unlikely hero – the unforgettable Barney Panofsky.(Sony Picture Classics)
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Runtime: 132 min
Production: Fandango
Genres: Drama
Countries: Italy, Canada
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 28, 2011
Director Credit
Richard J. Lewis Director
Writer Credit
Michael Konyves Screenplay
Mordecai Richler Based On The Novel By
Cast Credit
Bruce Greenwood Blair
Clé Bennett Cedric
Dustin Hoffman Izzy
Harvey Atkin Cast
Jake Hoffman Michael
Larry Day Bartender
Mark Addy Detective O'Hearne
Mark Camacho Mark
Mélanie St-Pierre Sexpot
Minnie Driver Mrs. P
Paul Giamatti Barney Panofsky
Rachelle LeFevre Clara
Rosamund Pike Miriam
Saul Rubinek Charnofsky
Scott Speedman Boogie
Producer Credit
Ari Lantos Co-Producer
Domenico Procacci Co-Producer
Gianluca Leurini Line Producer
Lyse Lafontaine Co-Producer
Mark Musselman Executive Producer
Robert Lantos Producer