Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 104 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama
Directors: Vikram Gandhi
Writers: Adam Mansbach
Casts: Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ellar Coltrane, Jenna Elfman, Linus Roache, Avi Nash, John Benjamin Hickey, Ashley Judd, Sawyer Pierce, Eric Berryman, Ralph Rodriguez, Danny Henriquez, Tessa Albertson, Tommy Nelson
IMDB: Barry (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 5.3
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.5
You could almost watch Barry even if you'd never heard of Barack Obama: The movie is simply interested in what it looks like when a guy who's got this much going for him has a piece missing.
The Hollywood Reporter -
Barry emerges as an involving and credible portrait of a smart young man with a good deal of growing and learning yet to do.
The Guardian -
The movie is rich on its own as a character piece about the difficulties of being bi-racial, especially at the very specific location of Columbia University.
Los Angeles Times -
In some ways, Barry the film takes its personality from Barry himself. Always pleasant and companionable but a little pro forma in its early going, it gains in texture and interest as Obama's life and his reaction to it get more complex.
A look at the early life of Barack Obama. Before he became President of the United States, he was one of the few black students at Columbia University NY in the early 80's. Faced with judgmental and racist opinions all around him, he tries to find his place in the world.