Barry Munday

Featured In Issue 153, January 2011

WSR Score3.5
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Magnolia Home Entertainment
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"Barry Munday" (Wilson), a wanna-be ladies man, wakes up in a hospital after a freak accident to discover he's missing his "family jewels." Making it worse, he then faces a paternity lawsuit from a woman he doesn't even remember. In the end, he finds that it took losing his manhood to be a better man. Based on the novel "Life Is A Strange Place" by Frank Turner Hollon. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Chris D'Arienzo, Patrick Wilson, and Judy Greer; 12 deleted scenes with optional commenary with D'Arienzo, Wilson, and Greer (SD 24:00); outtakes (SD 04:13); a gag reel (SD 06:23; the featurette "Your Penis And You" (SD 03:21); HD NET: A Look At Barry Munday (HD 04:08); and up-front previews.

The 1.78:1 1080p AVC picture is nicely photographed with a perfectly natural appearance. The color palette is well balanced, with rich and warm hues. Fleshtones are perfectly hued as well. Resolution is good, with sharp and clear imagery. Contrast is balanced with solid blacks and revealing shadow delineation. This is a pleasant picture that won't disappoint. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is conventional sounding with a prominent front focus. At times atmospheric sound effects widen the soundstage, but overall the sound is monaural. The music score is the element that provides the surround impact, with an aggressive enveloping presence. Overall, though, this is an undistinguished soundtrack but serviceable for the genre. (Gary Reber)