D'Arienzo's screenplay and direction goes for a cross between naturalism and absurdity, but it's largely a queasy, oil-and-water blend.
| Original Score: 2/4
An oddball feature lacking a fine point to tie it all together, but it spotlights a cast game to try something new for a change, committing to the aimlessness with endearing slack-jawed concentration.
| Original Score: B-
Barry remains immature in serious situations like a doctors office. He does follow a respectable character arc, never sacrificing humor to learn his lessons.
It trades schmaltz for honesty and receives heaps of laughs as its reward.
[Transcends] a familiar plot with sharp dialogue and awkward grace.
A deeply off-putting independent comedy.
With characters this grating, one wonders how much better Barry Munday might have been had all these good performers just acted normal
| Original Score: 2/5
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 -- is ultimately regrettable.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
This sluggishly paced quirkfest is awfully sophomoric for a film all about giving up the facile thrills of youth for the responsibilities of adulthood.
| Original Score: D+
Just what we need, another self-consciously quirky indie comedy as low on laughs as it is on inspiration.
A dreadfully unfunny slog through contemporary dysfunctional family indie cliché.
Barry Munday is strange and offbeat, and even a little honest and heartfelt.
| Original Score: 4/5
You watch it, you shrug, you go about your day.
Manages to be both funny and touching when it doesn't seem capable of either.
| Original Score: 3/5