First reviews on ‘Barry Munday’ from SXSW 2010

Since its Saturday world premiere at the SXSW 2010, reviews on the Chris D’Arienzo-directed comedy Barry Munday have begun surfacing online — and we have been most pleased to find them largely positive! Out of 9 reviews we have so far read, only two have been negative, and a few have even commended Chloë Sevigny for her role of Jennifer Farley in the film, a supporting role though it is.

Below is a list of reviews we’ve so far uncovered and read; all comments on Chloë’s performance in the film have been cited here:

“It helps that their family members are played by veterans Malcolm McDowell, Cybill Shepherd, Jean Smart, and Chloe Sevigny, the latter at her most playfully smoldering.”
– Peter Martin, Cinematical

“[…] with Cybill Shephard, Malcom McDowell, and Chloe Sevigny all doing solid supporting work that can be both broad and hilarious at times and nuanced and real at others. […] and even Chloe Sevigny seems light and charming here.”
– Drew McWeeny, HitFix.com

“Judy Greer is also great as the homely mother-to-be, and Chloe Sevigny and Malcolm McDowell (as Ginger’s younger sister and father, respectively) bring life to otherwise paper-thin characters, but this is Wilson’s show. And when you’re playing the title character of a movie that proudly presents his name in all caps, that’s the way it should be.”
– Jason Zingale, TV.com

External Links to Barry Munday Reviews:

CinemaBlend.com (positive review; Chloë’s performance not mentioned)
Cinematical (positive review; Chloë’s performance mentioned)
ComingSoon.net (positive review + filmmaker interview; Chloë’s performance not mentioned)
Entertainment Weekly (positive review; Chloë’s performance not mentioned)
Film School Rejects (positive review; Chloë’s performance not mentioned)
HitFix.com (positive review; Chloë’s performance mentioned)
IndieWire (negative review; Chloë’s performance not mentioned)
The Hollywood Reporter (via Reuters) (negative review; Chloë’s performance not mentioned)
TV.com (positive review; Chloë’s performance mentioned)

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