Barney’s Version

Director: Richard J. Lewis Year: 2010 Run Time: 134min
Barney's Version (Le monde de Barney) (2010)

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 eventual life with considerable exuberance, visual flair and, ultimately, grace." — Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter


Richard J. Lewis


Michael Konyves


Robert Lantos


Minnie Driver, Dustin Hoffman, Scott Speedman, Rosamund Pike, Paul Giamatti


Comedy, Drama


English, Dubbed in French


EN Subtitles, FR Subtitles

Closed Captioning:

Dubbed in French, EN CC


Barney's Version was filmed and set in Quebec. Richard J. Lewis is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
PG British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
G Québec
PG Saskatchewan
NR Yukon