Barry Munday

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Barry Munday
Barry Munday.jpg
Directed by Chris D'Arienzo
Screenplay by Chris D'Arienzo
Based on Life is a Strange Place
by Frank Turner Hollon
Starring Patrick Wilson
Judy Greer
Missi Pyle
Chloë Sevigny
Cybill Shepherd
Colin Hanks
Billy Dee Williams
Malcolm McDowell
Cinematography Morgan Susser
Edited by Joan Sobel
Distributed by Stick 'N' Stone Productions
Prospect Pictures
Release date
  • March 13, 2010 (2010-03-13) (SXSW)
  • October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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. The film stars Patrick Wilson as the title character, as well as Judy Greer, Malcolm McDowell, Chloë Sevigny, Cybill Shepherd, Billy Dee Williams, Emily Procter, Colin Hanks, Jean Smart, Mae Whitman, and Kyle Gass. It premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2010.[1] The film was released on October 1, 2010.


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.



Barry Munday received negative reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a score of 43% with an average rating of 5.1/10, based on 14 reviews.[2] Metacritic gives the film a score of 28 out of 100, based on reviews from six critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[3]


  1. ^ Yamato, Jen (15 March 2010). "Kick-Ass Females of SXSW: Chloe Sevigny". Cinematical. Archived from the original on 17 March 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Barry Munday (2010)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Barry Munday". Metacritic. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 

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