Someone Marry Barry Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tyler Labine, Lucy Punch, Damon Wayans Jr.

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Barry, played by Tyler Labine, is part of a group of four male friends who have known each other since childhood. While the other three have succeeded, to varying degrees, in becoming adults with careers, parenting responsibilities and relationships, Barry remains stuck in adolescence. His behavior causes problems for his friends. Barry's rude behavior offends people at the funeral of one of his friends. His crude sexual comments result in another friend, Damon Wayans Jr, getting fired from an ad agency job. Barry's inappropriate masturbation ruins the fourth member of the group's marriage proposal plans.
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The other three members of the group decide the solution to these problems is to fix Barry up in a relationship. They try taking him to a speed dating event where he succeeds in offending a series of women with his tactless comments. Then the friends set Barry with the services of a marriage broker who arranges for US men to find foreign brides. However, at the first meeting between Barry and this woman desperate to marry a US citizen, his rude behavior offends her as well.

At the same restaurant where Barry frightens away this date, a second date is taking place. Mel, played by Lucy Punch, is having her first in-person meeting with a man from an online dating site. She scares him away by talking about her vaginal infection. Both dumped by their dates, Barry and Mel share a cab leaving the restaurant. On the cab ride, they discover they share a taste for crudeness. Barry later asks Mel to go out with him. They begin dating, reveling in behavior like throwing food at other diners when eating at restaurants.

Barry's group of friends asks Barry and Mel to accompany them on a weekend at one friend's rural cabin. The new couple offends everyone with inappropriate nudity and overly loud sex. They finally manage to burn down the cabin. The fallout from this event leaves Barry estranged from both his friends and Mel.

Barry's group of friends later regrets their anger toward Barry. They come to him and reconcile. They encourage him to go to Mel and re-kindle that relationship. This results in a scene where Barry comes to Mel's place of work, a city parks staging of Romeo and Juliet where she serves as stage manager. Barry comes onstage and loudly calls for Mel. Mel ends up wrapping her legs around Barry as the two of them kiss while the theatre audience throws things at them. The film ends with Mel and Barry's wedding.

Best part of story, including ending: There are a lot of films where the male characters behave in gross and offensive ways, but it is unusual to see a film where a female character, especially one who is not overweight, delights in farting.

Best scene in story: The scene where Mel and Barry enthusiastically compare notes on preferred insults while riding in a cab has a crude humor. It is interesting to see a scene where, instead of charming each other, two people develop an attraction through their mutual offensiveness.

Opinion about the main character: I would not want to spend time with either Barry or Mel in real life, but they are entertaining to watch on film.

The review of this Movie prepared by J.A. Bowen a Level 2 American Robin scholar

Script Analysis of Someone Marry Barry

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   socially awkward How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of personal anatomy Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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