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Barry Munday (alternatively known as Family Jewels) is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Chris D Arienzo; it is based on the novel Life is a Strange Place by Frank Turner Hollon. It is D Arienzo s directorial debut. The film stars Patrick Wilson as the title character, as well as Judy Greer, Chloë Sevigny, Jean Smart, Shea Whigham, Missi Pyle, Christopher McDonald, Billy Dee Williams and Malcolm McDowell. The story revolves around a womanizer waking up to find his testicles have disappeared and is facing a paternity lawsuit by a woman he can t remember having sex with. The film premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 13, 2010, got picked up by Magnolia Pictures and was given a limited release on October 1. Barry Munday garnered negative reviews from critics who praised Wilson s performance but criticized D Arienzo s quirky filmmaking leading the vulgar material.


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Barry Munday (Patrick Wilson), a lonely womanizer, wakes up after being attacked to realize that he s missing his family jewels . To make matters worse, he learns he s facing a paternity lawsuit filed by a woman, Ginger (Judy Greer), he can t remember having sex with. Though unintentional, the two discover that their meeting and subsequent accidents opened up new opportunities for personal growth and relationships.


  • Patrick Wilson as Barry Munday
  • Judy Greer as Ginger Farley
  • Chloë Sevigny as Jennifer Farley
  • Jean Smart as Carol Munday
  • Cybill Shepherd as Mrs. Farley
  • Malcolm McDowell as Mr. Farley
  • Shea Whigham as Donald
  • Missi Pyle as Lida Griggs
  • Billy Dee Williams as Lonnie Green
  • Christopher McDonald as Dr. Preston Edwards
  • Colin Hanks as Heavy Metal Greg
  • Mae Whitman as Candice
  • Kyle Gass as Jerry Sherman from Barry s support group
  • Barret Swatek as Lucy
  • Trieu Tran as Moe
  • Razaaq Adoti as Spiro
  • Emily Procter as Deborah
  • Matt Winston as Kyle Pennington
  • Sam Pancake as D.J.
  • Bruna Rubio as Sasha


On February 4, 2010, Barry Munday was selected as one of the Spotlight Premieres for the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival, and made its world premiere on March 13. Magnolia Pictures bought the film s distribution rights after its premiere at SXSW, first releasing it on August 27 as part of its Ultra VOD program, and giving it a limited release on October 1.


Barry Munday received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 47% approval rating based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 5.3/10. Metacritic gave the film a score of 28 out of 100, based on six critics, indicating generally unfavorable reviews .

Eric Kohn of IndieWire praised Wilson s gentle, unassuming performance for making the title character work well enough to generate a steady volume of pathos but felt the film suffered from an ever-present lightness despite its vulgar nature, criticizing D Arienzo s screenplay for containing a constant barrage of personal gripes and directionless vulgarity that lacks enough ingenuity to elevate the film s light-hearted tone that occasionally manages to create a gently bittersweet vibe due to this decisive blend. He concluded that the film s positive elements simply fail to compensate for the greater lack of competence needed to excuse the shoddy, half-baked plot. The movie s forgettable qualities set it up for a put-down on its own lame terms: Barry is mundane. A writer for The Hollywood Reporter called it a frumpy version of Knocked Up playing out in a sadder, stranger world, praising Wilson for giving another successful against-type performance, but felt the garish and unfashionable production choices alleviate the seriousness of the story s overall tone, saying the film s focus on some pretty unappealing quirks limits its commercial appeal. Variety film critic Joe Leydon gave praise to both Wilson and Greer for being almost too convincing and giving some welcome emotional truth to their respective roles but was critical of D Arienzo for overusing his supporting cast and laying the self-conscious quirkiness thick in his uneven but modestly diverting indie film.

Robert Abele of the Los Angeles Times commended Wilson for portraying the title character with admirable comic understatement and the film for having acceptable heart tugs towards the end , but concluded that: D Arienzo s love of trite indie-movie signposts of comic quirkiness — deadpan delivery, overly formal camerawork, characters delivering dialogue into the camera, stunt casting (Billy Dee Williams as Wilson s boss) — is ultimately regrettable. Scott Tobias of NPR also commended Wilson for giving the titular character a puppy-dog eagerness that s refreshing in its total lack of vanity but felt the film was a deeply off-putting independent comedy, criticzing D Arienzo s direction of Greer s character into being irredeemably, almost inhumanly nasty and the egregious stunt casting of his supporting actors, saying Barry Munday clashes as violently as its retro-patterned sweaters and hideously ornate wallpaper. Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club gave it a D+ grade, criticizing D Arienzo for ignoring the movie s overall message and replaced it with random wackiness, distracting stunt casting, and Napoleon Dynamite-style production design. He concluded that this sluggishly paced quirkfest is awfully sophomoric for a film all about giving up the facile thrills of youth for the responsibilities of adulthood.

Year 2010
ReleaseDate 2010-03-13
RuntimeMins 95
RuntimeStr 1h 35min
Plot Barry Munday wakes up after being attacked to realize that he’s missing his family jewels. To make matters worse, he learns he’s facing a paternity lawsuit filed by a woman he can’t remember having sex with.
Awards Awards, 1 nomination
Directors Chris D’Arienzo
Writers Chris D’Arienzo, Frank Turner Hollon
Stars Patrick Wilson, Judy Greer, Chloë Sevigny
Produced by Mickey Barold,Marc Bell,Jeff Davis,Stone Douglass,Casey Engelhardt,Brad Goodman,Barry Habib,Eric Kopeloff,Carl Levin,Robert Ortiz,Tom Pellegrini,Scott Prisand,Marcos Siega,Matt Weaver
Music by Jude Christodal
Cinematography by Morgan Susser
Film Editing by Joan Sobel
Casting By J.C. Cantu,Venus Kanani,Mary Vernieu
Production Design by Paul Oberman
Set Decoration by Ryan Welsch
Costume Design by Frank Helmer
Makeup Department Mandy Danielle Benton,Laura Berman,Michael Davis,Ashley Fox,Tracy Manzo,Jennifer McCarthy,Anthony Miner,Rhonda O Neal,Danielle Russell
Production Management Gina Amador,Divi Crockett,Casey Engelhardt,Brad Goodman
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Chad Rosen,Benjamin Schneider,Tessa Lyn Stephenson
Art Department Chris Carriveau,Kenneth Carriveau,Tracy Fisher,Footsie Foo,Joshua Green,Jason E. Hatfield,Arne Knudsen,Timberly Matonic,Douglas W. Randall,Jefry Shebroe,Abigail Sheiner,Jason Whetzell,Tiffany Windsor,Durel Yates,Dalton Cole Young,S. Todd Whitaker
Sound Department Joe Barnett,Steve Bartkowicz,Lon Bender,John Bires,John Cannon,Simon Chase,Jon DeStefano,Richard Fordham,Tom Fox,Peter Hanson,Stan Harrison,Kyle Higgins,David Mackie,Harrison D. Marsh,Michael Mesirow,Dror Mohar,Kevin Penney,Carol Thomas,Ceri Thomas,Rich Toenes,Mathew Waters,David Young,David Aaron Brun,Judah Getz,Peter Hansen,Chad J. Hughes,Devin Joseph,Jay Nierenberg,Steve Papagiannis,David F. Van Slyke
Special Effects by Joe Viskocil
Stunts Cole S. McKay,Mark Riccardi,Jeff Sanders,Louis C. Simon
Camera and Electrical Department Nathan Alexander,Sebastian Amiri,Eduardo Barraza,Kirk Bartolata,Team Bashet,Mark Brinegar,Francisco Bulgarelli,Dwight Campbell,Mark Cane,Elisabeth Caren,Chris Cotterman,Warren Feldman,Richard Fezzey,Nicholas Franchot,David Gamble,Chris Garlington,Daniel H. Goldstein,Patrick Gomez,Kaffe. Neely Hall,Robert Head,James Heywood,Gaylan Andrew Hussain,Florentino Jimenez,Jason Kay,Martin J. Layton,Mike Lee,Julian Samuel Lopez,Stephen B. Martinez,John Massaro,Matthew Minke,Kelly Murphy,Yuji Nazaka,Randy Nolen,Michael Ottevanger,Bradley Richard,Forrest Sandefer,Shawnee,Adam Sheedy,Charles M. Smallwood,Jirí Solc,Wayne Swab,Keith Talley,Tony Troy,Marcus Turner,Donell Wiley,Ramian E. Williams,Ken Woodbury,Jon Zarkos,Nicole Turegano
Casting Department Lindsay Graham,Michelle Wade Byrd,Jason Fedusenko
Costume and Wardrobe Department Danielle Baker,Courtney Hoffman,Melissa Kidd,Meghan McDonald
Editorial Department Wendy Greene Brichmont,Pete Conlin,Maxine Gervais,Jonathan Hoffman,Kathleen Largay,Christopher M. Meagher,Larry P. Menke,Danny Miller,Adam Ohl,Mary Prendergast,Lance Spindler,Corinne Villa
Location Management George McDowell Agnew,Smadar Vaknin
Music Department Chris Losnegard,Greg Nicolett,David Rich,Janet Billig Rich,Lee Scott,Ronald J. Webb,Michael Brake,Michael Mason,Jeff Russo
Script and Continuity Department Lina Shanklin
Transportation Department Carlos Aguilar,Luis Berumen,William Burnham,Al Burton,James Cantoni,Lyle Christensen,Debra Greene,Dave Hannah,Geno Hart,William Jones,Zoa Keith,Juan A. Leon,Michael Locke,Rick Lovoy,Eli James Lozano,Carina Moore,Brenda Ryan,Paul Sarni,Harry Victor Schultz,Marilyn Shannon,Jennifer Stone
Additional Crew Billy Acquaviva Jr.,Frank George Agzarian,Frank Aldapa,Gina Amador,Rachael Ashley-Layton,Matt Baker,Thelma Bronet,Jorge Chaves,Dorsey Claybourne,Nate Cohen,Michael J. Cruz,Julissa de Jesus,Gilbert Delgado,Shea Elmore,Johnny A. Espinoza,Joshua Falcon-Grey,Mark Fasano,Roberto Fraide,Mike Freedman,Bobby Gilchrist,Carrie Hakanson,Hernan Hernandez,Erick Herrarte,Brent Hook,Leigh Huser,Tracy Kelly,Stuart B. Kenney,Kevin Kirner,Roberto Lara,Gail Marks,Isaac Masanga,Timberly Matonic,Donavan McDougle,David McNayr,Jorge Menjivar,Erin Moraga,Narbeh Nazarian,Evan S. Neumann,Johnny Ortega,Roberto M. Palacios,Raffi Paloulian,Felisha Grice Pedersen,Nancy Pyne-Hapke,David Quierolo,David Ramirez,Irwin M. Rappaport,Andres Rico,Andrew J. Rico,Mathew Ridgeway,Jose Leonel Rivera,Jorge Santos,Jose Tomas Sosa,Leigh Stephenson,Jack Stern,Anthony Torres,Larry Weinberg,Arthur Williams Jr.,Tim Williams,Chris Apodaca,John Berardo,Greg Snodgrass,Becca Sweitzer
Thanks Evans Butterworth,Tony Lipp
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Companies Stick ‘N’ Stone Productions, Corner Store Entertainment, Far Hills Pictures
Countries USA
Languages English
ContentRating R
ImDbRating 5.8
ImDbRatingVotes 4341
MetacriticRating 28
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