Somewhere between Away We Go
and Napoleon Dynamite
lurks Barry Munday
, a quirky indie comedy about a middle-aged womanizer who must lose his cojones in order to find his mojo. The feature directorial debut of actor/writer Chris D’Arienzo, it straddles the line between self-conscious kitsch and sincere storytelling in a way that prevents it from succeeding on either level, even though the stellar cast makes it a highly watchable misfire.
Office drone Barry Munday (Patrick Wilson) fancies himself a ladies’ man. Every day when the clock hits 5, the cubicle-dwelling Casanova hits the bar with his best pal, Donald (Shea Whigham), and turns o...