United Kingdom: January 28 2011
United States: January 14 2011
Ranking: 6,068 out of 16,288 movies (up 777)
The warm, wise and witty story of the politically incorrect life of Barney Panofsky, who meets the love of his life at his wedding - and she is not the bride. A candid confessional, told from Barney?s point of view, the film spans three decades and two continents, taking us through the different ?acts? of his unusual history. There is his first wife, Clara, a flame-haired, flagrantly unfaithful free sprit with whom Barney briefly lives la vie de Boheme in Rome. The ?Second Mrs. P.,?, is a wealthy Jewish Princess who shops and talksincessantly, barely noticing that Barney is not listening. And it is at their lavish wedding that Barney meets, and starts pursuing, Miriam , his third wife, the mother of his two children, and his true love. With his father, Izzy as his sidekick, Barney takes us through the many highs, and a few too many lows, of his long and colorful life. Not only does Barney turn out to be a true romantic, he is also capable of all kinds of sneaky acts of gallantry, generosity, and goodness when we ? and he ? least expect it. His is a gloriously full life, played out on a grand scale. And, at its center stands an unlikely hero ? the unforgettable Barney Panofsky.