Barry Munday is based on the novel “Life Is A Strange Place” by Frank Turner Hollon and stars Patrick Wilson as Barry Munday, a libido-driven wage slave who spends all his time either ogling, fantasising about or trying to pick up women. However, after a freak attack by an outraged father wielding a trumpet, Barry wakes up in hospital to find that his testicles have been removed.
The film itself is nothing special but Patrick Wilson is very likeable along with the always solid Judy Greer.
A womanizer (Patrick Wilson in the title role) loses his testicles right before being slapped with a paternity suit. 'Barry Munday' is occasionally funny, sometimes sweet quirkfest, but ultimately it's nothing to write home about. Judy Greer steals most of the scenes and Patrick Wilson is very good; but the script needed more gestating, perhaps.
I’ve been a Patrick Wilson fan since seeing him in Little Children a few years ago. I was excited, then, that he got a full-on lead role with BARRY MUNDAY.
The story follows an average, somewhat-sleazy, middle-brow womanizer. One day while at the movies, he meets and starts hooking up with a (possibly legal?) teenager, only to have her father show up fresh from the music store with a trumpet in hand. The dad attacks Barry with the trumpet, aiming for his most “useful” appendage, leading to an emergency removal of both of Barry’s testicles. Once out of the hospital and in recovery, Barry learns that a woman he had a one night stand with prior to the accident is…
Combine two of my favourite actors and indulge them into a comedy. This is what you get, a beautiful character driven film.
A more quirky "Knocked Up" that is somewhat dull. Some funny moments though.