Rating: 7.2/10 ()
Director: Richard J
Runtime: 132 min
Release Date: 14 January 2011 (Italy) See more »
Taglines: First he got married. Then he got married again. Then he met the love of his life.
Writers: Mordecai Richler (based on the novel by), Michael Konyves (screenplay)
Take a ride through the life and memories of Barney Panofsky, a hard-drinking, cigar-smoking, foulmouthed 65-year old hockey fanatic and television producer, as he reflects on his life's successes and (numerous) gaffes and failures as the final chapters of his own existence come sharply into focus.
Paul Giamatti - Barney Panofsky
Macha Grenon - Solange
Paul Gross - Constable O'Malley of the North
Atom Egoyan - O'Malley Director #1
Mark Camacho - T / U Productions Executive #1
David Pryde - T / U Productions Executive #2
Paula Jean Hixson - Bartender at Grumpy's
Mark Addy - Detective O'Hearne
Scott Speedman - Boogie
Marica Pellegrinelli - 'The Countess'
Thomas Trabacchi - Leo
Clé Bennett - Cedric
Rachelle Lefevre - Clara 'Chambers' Charnofsky
Domenico Minutoli - Judge at Rome Wedding
Massimo Wertmüller - Rome Doctor
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Filming Locations: Austin, Québec, Canada
Jake Hoffman plays Dustin Hoffman's grandson. In real life he's his son.
Miriam: Are you out of your mind?
Barney Panofsky: No! I'm bent over backwards in love!
Amazing movie, really artistic, just don't watch the trailers they spoil the movie , rated: 10/10
Watched it in a early screening in Toronto, and I was shocked! I didn't expect such an amazing movie. Will remember it for the rest of my life.
Ignore the comments by Jewish ladies who were offended by the movie's contents. Those are just a small part of this masterpiece.
The roles are all played well. Paul Giamatti's role is nothing short of Oscar-winning in my opinion. The story is fun, but serious. The scenes are high-quality and well designed. I really didn't see anything missing.
Just one point, DO NOT watch the trailers. They completely spoil the movie. I think the main reason I loved the movie was that I did not know anything about it. But for those who have read the book, it should still be fun. It's a well-made movie, on top of a wonderful story.