April 2, 2011 Empire 7 Cinema, Ottawa:
That was my question before the movie. The answer became clear when I walked out of the cinema.
*** Spoiler alert ***
We all have our own version of life . For Barney who lived in Montreal, life was a mix of ups and downs, and the version was mostly his own making, except at the beginning and end:- being born "Jewish"; - thinking like a Canadian; - looking up to his feisty, over-sexed father (played by Dusty Hoffman, one of my favourite actors);
In the end, his ex, who had remarried, still loved him in spite of his infidelity. However, it was unclear whether she would want to be with him after death.
We all have our own version.