I hate to disagree with you, Ella Taylor, but I just saw "Barney's Version" and loved it. Paul Giamatti is brilliant, as usual, the story is engaging; you want to go along for the "ride" that is Barney's life wondering where it will take you, laughing and crying throughout the journey. Dustin Hoffman, always wonderful, playing opposite Giamatti as his Father only brightens each scene he is in. The rest of the cast is spot on and Minnie Driver shines. Now maybe I don't agree with you because I haven't yet read the book, but the movie made me think..."Wow, this would make a great book!"