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Barry Munday wakes up after being attacked to realize that hes missing his family jewels. To make matters worse, he learns hes facing a paternity lawsuit filed by a woman he cant remember having sex with. DVD Quality PC, Mac, PS3 and XBOX 360 COMPATIBLE
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DetectiveBurst (21 May 2013)
I am tired of seeing movies featuring men incessantly abused by womenwith the expectation that people are to accept it as somehow humorous.There was nothing funny about how Barry was constantly insulted andhumiliated by just about everyone in the film. What's worse is thatGinger tells her entire family he drugged and raped her. Is thatsupposed to be funny? Here's a guy walking around with people thinkinghe's a rapist and he actually becomes enmeshed with a woman that wouldlie about that kind of thing to obscure the fact that SHE didn't wantto take responsibility for having sex with him. Where is the humorhere? It denigrates the horror of rape and dilutes a woman's chances ofbeing taken seriously when it does happen.All this movie did is annoy me. There was nothing insightful orinteresting or funny about this film. It's unfortunate such a good castgot tangled up in such a bad film.
tieman64 (20 May 2013)
Patrick Wilson, who has made a name for himself starring in films inwhich he is literally or symbolically castrated and/or left impotent("Hard Candy", "Little Children", "Lakeview Terrace", "Watchmen"),stars in "Barry Munday", a film in which he finally fully loses hisgonads.Wilson plays Barry Munday, a serial womaniser who unfortunately suffersa vicious attack in which his manhood is mauled. The rest of the filmfinds him struggling to woo a dorky woman whom he impregnated beforehis crotch luggage went AWOL. She hates him because she rightfullyviews Barry as a lazy, filthy oaf. He loves her because, nowemasculated, she's the only woman who can bear him a child. It's a goodidea for a comedy, but director Chris D'Arienzo struggles with hisjokes, and the film's quirkiness is strained, forced and second-hand.Interestingly, the film suggests that the only thing keeping men fromdomestication (and monogamy) is the phallus. Remove the penis and thephilanderer dies, shifting from a conqueror to a feminized maledesperate for any woman he can get. In the western world, men arethemselves slowly becoming "feminized". Some gender theorists deem thisas being beneficial, as it prevents the resuscitation of stable genderorders (gender is a social construct). Others insist that "masculinity"isn't dying; today it simply "violates" you with perfume on, or evenworse, via the invisible currents of binary transactions. The film goesinto dark, interesting territory during its second half, butD'Arienzo's script isn't smart enough to do anything with the material.It's "Knocked Up" for the indie crowd.7.9/10 Â Worth one viewing.
Matt_Layden (20 May 2013)
After a horrible incident at a movie theatre, Barry Munday wakes up ina hospital without his testicles. To make matters worse, a lawyerinforms him that a woman claims he is the father of her unborn child.The concept of the film makes it seem like it's going to be a lot morecruder than it actually is. Barry Munday turns out to be a rathermature film that has immature bits of comedy, which makes it come of asa sweet film with real issues it wants to discuss. Munday looses whatmany think is a man's manhood, but in reality, it took him losing histesticles to truly become a man. Based on the book Life is a StrangePlace, Barry Munday is surprisingly delightful. Patrick Wilson is perfectly cast as Munday, he nails the character in arole that demands him to be a womanizer, dumb, sweet, innocent andlikable. Wilson gives us these little moments where the character willdo something, when he isn't the main focus of the scene and it addsmore depth to an already well written character. Judy Greer playsGinger as the family outsider who is difficult to deal with. She comesoff a a mature 12 year old. Her parents are played by seasoned actorsCybill Shepherd and Malcolm McDowell, both small roles but they doleave an impression. Jean Smart is the more memorable parent, she playsCarol Munday, Barry's mother. Do I even need to mention LandoCalrissian and the fact that he drives a DeLorean? There are moments are pure hilarity, like when Munday accidentallycalls out his child's name during sex, but there are moments of charmand delight, like the expression on his face when the child is born.His eagerness to be a part of the child's life is admirable, he's lostthe one thing that will give him a child and now he discovers that heis possibly the father of one? That's enough of a sign for him to wantto be a father that he accepts it without having a paternity test. Butthen the question arises, is he really the father? Barry Munday is not a flat out comedy, it's more character driven.Munday, played excellently by Wilson, is a character that sells thefilm. If you can't connect to him, the movie might falls apart for you.I thought Wilson did an excellent job in this role and it's myfavourite performance from him thus far.
(19 May 2013)
Barry Munday stands out from most straight to DVD movies in that it has a terrific cast. Just keep in mind that it's a chick flick, don't expect plenty of laugh out loud moments like most comedies.What's great about the film is that it has a cast of veteran actors. Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, Hard Candy) stars as Barry Munday, an aging womanizer whose testicles are removed after an injury. Judy Greer does a terrific job as Ginger, the pregnant who claims that Barry is the father. I've enjoyed her work before, but she makes for some great reaction shots in this film.Wilson and Greer are supplemented by a solid cast of veteran actors. British actor Malcolm McDowell, Chloe Sevigny, Cybill Shepherd, Shea Whigham, Missi Pyle, and even Billy Dee Williams. For this being Chris D'Arienzo's first gig as a director, he did a great job shooting the film.My only real complaint was that the film wasn't as funny as I had expected. There are only two or three laugh out loud moments, otherwise the humor is extremely light throughout the film. It's also not written as well as other chick flicks that I've enjoyed such as What Women Want, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, or Sweet Home Alabama.I watched the movie a second time with an interesting commentary by the director, Patrick Wilson, and Judy Greer. Turns out one of the funnier scenes in the movie (Barry's support group) involves Wilson's real friends improvising their lines. Other extras include some light outtakes, bloopers, and a fake PSA for men like Barry.Barry Munday is worth renting for the great performances by Judy Greer and Jean Smart. Just know in advance that it's a light romantic comedy, so don't expect The Hangover or I Love You Man. Give this one a rent before you decide to buy the DVD.
Paul Haakonsen (13 May 2013)
"Barry Munday" is the type of comedy that will give you a certain innerwarmth, but not necessarily make you laugh out loud. And in a way it isnice with a comedy like that, but I was missing on more funny momentsthroughout the movie. It is the sort of movie that makes you appreciatelife and all its unpredictable moments.The cast in "Barry Munday" is quite good. And I must say that the movieis carried by Patrick Wilson (playing Barry Munday) as a very kind,good-hearted and lovable person. And there were also some pretty goodnames on the supporting roles list, such as Malcolm McDonald, Billy DeeWilliams, Cybill Shepherd and Colin Hanks.I found the movie to be surprising in the way that it shows thatdespite life throws you a curve ball, you can still manage to makesomething good out of the situation you are in. Keep your head up highand be positive, and that is a good morale for the movie.The story is nicely acted out on the screen and you want to see whathappens next. Sure the story is not a fast-paced one, but it gets youto where it needs to be in its own manner and pace.However, if you are planning a night of fun and laughter, "BarryMunday" might not be the best of choices. That being said, this is nota bad movie at all. It is nice in its own way. "Barry Munday" is amovie that should be watched by all who appreciate life and the joy ofliving.
(13 May 2013)
This was a really fun movie. Great cast, solid script. The dynamic between the two lead characters was absolutely hilarious. Well worth a watch.
non-shill (02 May 2013)
I'm not sure what genre this movie was supposed to fall under. Comedy?It isn't funny. Drama? Get serious.What we have is a guy who loses his testicles under ridiculouscircumstances, and seems OK with it from the start. Me, I'd be prettyupset, but hey, maybe I'm just nutty. Apparently, this is supposed tobe hilarious--a guy losing his balls--because... Well, specificallybecause it's a guy.Roughly 90% of the movie is spent with almost everyone treating themain character like total garbage, including general nastiness andincessant name-calling. Why this happens, I've no idea. Was it supposedto be funny? It's not. Why is Ginger so incredibly hostile? The twomain characters had consensual sex, and she is every bit to blame forthe situation as he is. She informs him that she's pregnant, and ratherthan blow her off, he steps up to the plate and tries being nothingshort of an excellent man and father. Yet this is met with nothing buthostility.Oh yes, she tells her family that he raped her. Comedy gold! And ofcourse, he forgoes the paternity test. Uh... WHY would he do this?Because someone he doesn't even know claims she was a virgin beforethey had a one-night stand? Sure. Very realistic.Not funny, not entertaining, and constantly annoying. There is noreason to watch this movie.
Tony (01 May 2013)
A Man might argue a story about losing testicles would induce a cringeand protective leg-crossing. However, it's not testicles that make aMan, it's responsibility and maturity. And therein lies the core ofthis tale; balls, it turns out, are not balls.Barry Munday is a dim bulb, breast-obsessed horndog searching forgratification at every possible turn. One drunken night he impregnatesa mousy, bitter woman... and completely forgets until the (celibate?)woman's lawyer delivers a paternity demand. In the interim, an angryfather has de-testiclized him with a trumpet. The end of the Mundaylineage?The comedy is quite subtle and placed squarely on the shoulders of thestellar cast. Supporting standouts are Jean Smart who genuinely shinesand a number of oddballs, including every member (pun intentional) of agenital mutilation support group. Sadly, Cybil Shepherd and MalcolmMcDowell are nearly non-entities. Chloe Sevigny (the woman's sister)has a great turn as the family favorite, stripper, female horndogequivalent to Barry.This film belongs to Patrick Wilson, but particularly Judy Greer. Inother films her edgy sidekick has been one-note abrasive. Here, in atour-de-force, she juggles that same edge, bitterness, sexiness withoutsex appeal and near naked vulnerability. Her performance is an eyeopener. Judy Greer fans (I was not really one of them) will rejoice.If a laugh riot filled with obvious penis jokes is your bag (pun againintentional) you will be disappointed. The production designer cluttersthe background with quite funny visual clues underscoring the issue athand (and again intentional). For example, hanging in the office ofBarry's boss is an antique graphic with large text reading 'Seamen'.Then there's Judy Greer's weird, mysterious, Japanese male neighbor.Despite Ms. Greer's protestations she's a virgin (before Mr. Munday),is the neighbor truly the father?Great comedy creates a tapestry of the human condition between thelaughs. "Barry Munday" delivers in spades. While not earth-shattering,the revelations - sibling rivalry, emotional and physical abandonment,true sadness, ego gratification, family denial at any cost,irresponsibility - in this comedic (left-handed) spin of "Taming of theShrew" presents a beautifully crafted arc for the two main, emotionallydamaged characters.With multiple layers, smart writing, fine acting and terrificdirection, "Barry Munday" is a wholly satisfying comedy light on thedidactic, heavy on the weird, right on target overall.
jzsar (23 April 2013)
As others have testified, Patrick Wilson's Barry is treated like theworst human alive for reasons not made clear...enough. He's awomanizer? Yeah, and all the women he bedded WANTED it at the time,including Judy Greer's Ginger. I got so sick of her constant beratingthat I had to yell some unspeakable words at the screen. Sorry, Ginger,but you had it comin'! What makes it all bearable is Wilson'sgood-ole-guy Barry, almost innocent in his train-wreck approach towomen. He seems so sweet and puppy dog up against all the arseholes whouse him to channel their inner hatreds against. And Ginger eventuallysoftens up and owns up to her fault and has a pretty good line aboutthe blessings of ugliness. Good enough all around to watch instantly ifyou have Netflix.
(22 April 2013)
idiot guy grows up. really nice story, very believable emotions despite the unrealistic premise. a couple of laughs, but mostly this is not a funny movie so much as an oddly tender movie. i enjoyed it.
napierslogs (22 April 2013)
Barry Munday (Patrick Wilson) is a ladies man. At first the movie istrying to tell us that he just thinks of himself as one, but they didshow us him getting his way with a lot of women. I guess I'm supposedto think that since it's just a comedy, there's no point to beingconsistent.Barry wakes up in the hospital and discovers he's missing histesticles. That's an original set-up for what could be a fairly funnycomedy, but 10 minutes in and that premise is mostly forgotten. We thenget a boring comedy about Barry trying to get to know the mother of hisunborn child. The two stories are only related by the fact that if heever wants to be a father, now is his last chance.There are some fairly funny lines, but the situations are not cleverand the characters are not endearing. There is nothing to connect us toBarry and the rest are just rude, unrealistic characters. Notice how Inever called the far-fetched premise unrealistic but I called thecharacters unrealistic? Yeah, that's how bad they are. We were alsotold the impregnation occurred on February 11th and the expected duedate is December 10th. Really, a 10-month gestation period? I actuallythink that they just didn't want me to do the math. Well, I'll make iteasy, don't watch "Barry Munday".Follow my blog Napierslogs' Movie Expositions athttp://napierslogs.blogspot.com
(21 April 2013)
My movie rental is long so I don't know or remember why I choose this movie for my list. It has a rather boring promo. I fell in love with it about 10 minutes in. It is a wonderful surprise, I loved it. Everything in it is there for a reason, loving mother, bad ass family turns into a family bond. I don't know how a writer comes up with all these "just right" emotions. I haven't teared up this much during a movie since "Saving Private Ryan", but for very different reasons. If you want to feel good after 1.5 hours of viewing, let me give you my highest recommendation right here. It is emotionally deep if you know where to look.
(17 April 2013)
Quirky without being pretentious. Solid script well acted. Will watch this again. Eight more words now four three two one
Boloxxxi (17 April 2013)
Womanizer becomes tamed when he loses his balls (literally, folks) andlearns he is to be a father from a one-night-stand he'd forgottenabout. The movie starts out showing what Barry Munday was like before hebecame Barry "No Balls" Munday. He was a slacker who goofed off at workand made passes at the women who worked there. And when not at work, hecontinued this behavior on his own time. Eventually, his tom cat wayscatch up to him (early in the movie) when his nuts are crushed by atrumpet wielded by an angry father in a movie theater. After mourninghis balls for a short period, he later learns he is to be a father froma brief encounter earlier. He becomes a changed man; responsible,sensitive, kind; a loving, attentive father-to-be. This movie is "unspoilable". I am ABSOLUTELY confident of this sinceit's already spoiled by an unfunny script. I guarantee you that if youlook out your window for an hour and a half, or so, you will seesomething as interesting if not more so FREE OF CHARGE. Listed as acomedy, it's more something that "intends to be" or "tries to be"because it's NOT funny. The most it will do for you is possibly makeyou crack a smile in one or two places; that's it. I had no problemwith the cast. They are a likable enough bunch. It's the story --as itusually is when a movie fails to deliver-- that sucks. Love, Boloxxxi.
Christopher Roussell (13 April 2013)
it was good,a lot of funny parts no it was really funny like hell and good like hell i hope youlike my reveiw and i hope you see the movie
(13 April 2013)
I missed the first 18 minutes of the film when I first watched it so I didn't know what an idiot Barry Munday was BEFORE the big change. After watching the beginning, I recommend missing the first 18 minutes so that what you see is a sweet funny snide film. Barry before meeting Dad with a Trumpet is such a sleazebag jerk.I find this movie entertaining and Judy Greer is pretty as always and really funny as always with lots of funny rude things to say to Barry Maunday. I hate suburbia so I am thrilled that the character actors are styled so horribly because THAT is what suburbia and being bored out of your mind will do to you including a horrifying Devon Aoki false alarm. But at the end of the movie, you may well wonder if there is such a thing as macabre guardian angels looking out for ... Judy Greer's character. Heee.The way these two interact, it's almost as if God FORCED them together.And apparently, Chloe Sevigny got some skills from Doctor Who.
E92 . (07 April 2013)
Well ,after watching this movie I was positively surprised by the introand the beginning but then....I was just shocked by how bad it turnedto be. The story started good with an unusual and funny comedy ,butthen it turns later into another of those cheesy romantic stories whichisn't funny at all ,not mentioning how unrealistic and unreliable it is(Ginger suddenly likes Barry after hating him and suddenly turns into apretty lady rather then an ugly nurd girl?....). It's just sounbelievable how wrong this movie gone -from an unusual comedy andhumor into a cheesy and unfunny love story -a complete waste of endlesstime which is highly overrated and not worth your time (better toavoid).
TxMike (06 April 2013)
I sought out this movie for one reason, it has Marc Tubert in a briefrole as a maternity doctor. I met Marc last month as we walked thefairways of the Texas A&M golf course, watching his daughter and otherUniversity of Arkansas golfers contend for the NCAA championships.After meeting him there, it was fun to see him in a movie role! I like Patrick Wilson, he is a very talented singer and an actor ableto tackle a variety of roles. Here he is simpleton and slacker BarryMunday, seemingly spending all of his waking energy minimizing theamount of work he actually does, while chasing "tail" at everyopportunity. One fateful day he meets a randy young lady, well actuallya teenage girl, and they end up in the movie theater together. When thegirl's father shows up, with a trumpet in his hand, and assaults Barryto protect his daughter.Barry wakes up in the clinic, not certain at all what happened to him.He soon is told that he lost his testicles, both of them were damagedduring the attack and could not be saved.Barry is coping as well as he can in succeeding days, when he gets wordthat Judy Greer as Ginger Farley is pregnant, and Barry is the father.He asks "how sure are you that I am the father?" She is sure, she was avirgin before she met him, and he is the only one she had been with.Wilson and Greer are remarkably good in this different kind of romanticcomedy. This premise could have gone into the slapstick gutter veryquickly, but it didn't because of an intelligent script. For the firsttime in his adult life Barry had something to care about, and for thefirst time in her adult life Ginger found someone who seemed togenuinely care about her.We enjoyed it.SPOILERS: Barry and Ginger grow on each other, he is there forchildbirth, it appears that they are becoming a close-knit family astheir child begins to grow up.
jotix100 (06 April 2013)
Barry Munday cannot pass an opportunity in which to have sex with anywomen that strike his fancy. Barry is an insurance salesman whose workis a sort of an afterthought. He and Donald, his partying friend, arealways chasing women they can have an easy time with. Most of the timehe scores, so when he spots a shapely young woman going into amultiplex movie complex, he decides to follow her. She wants to sit ona specific location. As Barry starts getting frisky with the woman, aman coming out of nowhere holding a trumpet, attacks him viciously.Next thing we see is Barry Mundy in a hospital room. He wakes up toterrible news, because of the attack, he has lost his testicles!As if that was not enough, Barry Munday gets hit with another setback:a paternity suit from Ginger, a woman claiming they engaged inunprotected sex, and now she finds herself pregnant. Barry comes from abackground where his own father abandoned his mother and himself, at anearly age. As much as he tries, Barry cannot, however much he tries, torecollect his time in the sack with Ginger. So Barry goes along, albeitreluctantly trying to make good about something he does not evenremembering doing.The months preceding the baby's birth are not happy for Barry. To makematters worse, Ginger is the antithesis of the woman he went after. Ontop of that, she makes it clear, all she wants is a father for herbaby, nothing more. With his new handicap, Barry has to face a futurethat is not too bright, but with the help of his single-mother heconfronts the situation head on. Ginger, on the other hand, gives nohint as to how they met since Barry does not remember their timetogether.An interesting premise by Chris D'Arienzo, who is making his screendebut. He also contributed to the screenplay which is based on a novelby Frank Turner Hollon, which we never read. The material is fresh,although the director makes Ginger to be someone hard to love byanyone. The idea of a man castrated because he messes with someoneelse's lover is not exactly new, but as written, one feels for whatlife had dealt Barry, despite his womanizing and wild days. The comedyinvolves the families of Barry and Ginger who can do crazy things whenthey are together. Then, there is also the question of the Asianneighbor who might, or might not have been involved with the plainGinger, something that is not explored by Barry.Patrick Wilson is a fine actor who gets better with each newappearance. His life as a Lothario dominates the first portion of themovie. Barry had a way with the ladies. Judy Greer has been kept busylately. She deserves all the work she gets for she is an actress thateven in the tacky outfits she is made to wear, always delivers. Theonly thing that does not work is the character of Jennifer, Ginger'ssister, who does not seem real, and as played by Chloe Sevigny, she isan obnoxious presence in the film. Jean Marsh is wonderful as Barry'smother. Others in supporting roles include Malcom McDowell, CybillShepherd, and the suave Billy Dee Williams playing Barry's boss.
pbayle3 (06 April 2013)
This movie is so off Hollywood that most stores don't carry it. Isought it out because it gives a rare starring role to Patrick Wilson,a talented and amazingly handsome character actor. He has been my idolsince I saw his co-star turn in Little Children, and if you like himyou will want to check him out. Even with his looks muted by bad hairand a ridiculous goatee, he is a pleasure to watch. Barry Munday worksbetter as a romance than a comedy, and better as a character study thaneither. Munday is a recognizable caricature of American men as seen bya resentful feminist like his co-protagonist Ginger Farley (JudyGreer). Much of the movie is amusing, but it is rarely LOL funny.Munday starts out the film as an unambitious schlub whose only genuineinterest is chasing skirts. The father of one of his amours follows himinto a theater and smashes his testicles with a trumpet, so that theyhave to be removed. Just as he recovers, Ginger, one of his lasthookups, claims to be pregnant with his child. At first coldlycontemptuous of Barry, she gradually warms to him, even as he grows tobecome a loving husband and father. Aware that he can have no otherchildren, Barry uneasily bypasses several hints that he is not the realfather. The first time I saw this, I was disappointed that Barry seemsto react to his "accident" as if he lost an IRS refund check. Butinstead of becoming angry, Munday even more uncentered than he wasbefore and uses different approaches to acting like an adult. Towardthe end, as Barry and Ginger come to a mutually supportiverelationship, he literally finds his voice and his face just glows. Themovie is not entirely clear where Barry and Ginger wind up, however. Itis clear that Ginger and Barry come to love one another. But theirscene in bed ends in an unsatisfactory way, she doesn't marry him, andshe doesn't give the daughter his name, even though he badly wants herto. At the end, we are told rather than shown that Barry, Ginger, andtheir respective families are happy. Greer appropriately repellent atthe outset and handles her transformation convincingly. The supportingcast does well, especially Jean Smart as Barry's mother.
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