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BARNEY’S VERSION

(2010)
134 mins | Family & Family Relationships | Literature |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova Scotia14A
P.E.I.14A
New Brunswick14A
QuebecG
Ontario14A
Manitoba14A
SaskatchewanPG
Alberta14A
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
YukonPG

Director: Richard J. Lewis

Writer(s): Michael Konyves, Mordecai Richler, based on his novel

Star(s): Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Scott Speedman, Dustin Hoffman

Synopsis:

Barney’s Version tells the story of Barney Panofsky, played by Paul Giamatti in a Golden Globe–winning performance. As he progresses from young adulthood to old age, Barney ricochets from one romantic entanglement to another, trying to keep his outrageous father (Hoffman) under control while being pursued by a cop who suspects him of murdering his best friend, Boogie (Speedman).

Based on Mordecai Richler’s Giller Prize–winning bestseller of the same name, this rich and hilarious film won seven Genie Awards and was nominated for an Oscar.

“The impeccably cast confessional, with a pitch-perfect Paul Giamatti leading the way, nimbly traverses the four decades in its lead character’s eventful life with considerable exuberance, visual flair and, ultimately, grace.”
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter

  • Mature 11-12
  • Staff Pick

About the Director

Richard J. Lewis

Lewis’s television credits include episodes of Due South, Power Play, Beggars and Choosers, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Person of Interest and many others. His critically acclaimed debut feature, Whale Music, won four Genie Awards. Barney’s Version is his second feature film.

BARNEY’S VERSION

Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • English - 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Dubbing

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