January 29, 2012
I knew it had to come from a very good novel, and wasn't suprised that it was from Mordecia Richler, a name I have loved ever since \"The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz\"- the movie version, that is- as I can't say I ever read his books. But I felt this rich, at times, overdone, vein of \"Jewishkeit\" throughout the film, especially from Dustin Hoffman as the father (who
July 19, 2011
Best movie since \" King's Speech.\"
At first I thought the characters in Barney's Version were all self-involved nincompoops, but then Barney fell in love for real. He had a wonderful marriage which changed him into a much better person. At the movie I was crying because I really felt compassion for all the characters especially Barney. Great acting is what makes the audience cry. Bravo!
Wow! I HATED this movie. It's grossly misogynistic, unrealistic, and I had to spent 2 hours with a group of really hateful, rude people that I wouldn't want to have dinner with, much less watch their life stories. I don't have any idea why I should care about this drunken schlub who marries 2 absolutely ridiculous, awful women and then
Great movie about lifes wins and losses. Has the feeling of drama epic in scope and emotional undertow. A kind of Terms Of Endearment feel to it but dissimiar story lines. The ending is real kleenex time for those who love to be moved emotionally. Great soundtrack too. A real winner!!!!!