Full Trailer for College-Aged Obama Film 'Barry' Starring Devon Terrell
"You a whole different type of brotha - you do realize that, right?" Netflix has unveiled the full trailer for the indie film Barry, telling another story about the early years of President Barack Obama. Barry is about "Barry" Obama during his college years, with an afro and everything, as played by Devon Terrell. Most of it takes place around New York City, as Obama was studying at Columbia University at the time. The cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Ellar Coltrane, Jason Mitchell and John Benjamin Hickey. From the first teaser trailer, I mentioned that I didn't need to see anything else to be sold. This new trailer shows quite a bit, but I'm still into it - I really want to see this right away. Take a look.
Here's the full official trailer (+ poster) for Vikram Gandhi's Barry, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
A young Barack Obama, known to his friends as “Barry,” arrives in New York City in the fall of 1981 to begin his junior year at Columbia University. In a crime-ridden and racially charged environment, Barry finds himself pulled between various social spheres and struggles to maintain a series of increasingly strained relationships with his Kansas-born mother, his estranged Kenyan father, and his classmates. Barry is the story of a young man grappling with those same issues that his country, and arguably the world, are still coming to terms with 35 years later. Barry is directed by filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, of Kumaré previously. The screenplay is by Adam Mansbach. This just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Netflix will release Barry streaming online starting December 16th this fall. Interested in watching this?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Still feels a little too soon for a film about POTUS, but this trailer got me a bit more than the last one.
DAVIDPD on Nov 21, 2016
So....anyone gonna watch this?
RAW_D on Nov 21, 2016
It feels, somehow, like missing any real taste for anything. No drama, no excitement, no message. Just some film about a guy who happened to be a president lately ...
shiboleth on Nov 21, 2016
He was an unremarkable man who was cynically elevated to become an unremarkable politician. This is simply narrative building for his legacy.
Gnubbles on Nov 21, 2016
I wouldn't really defend him. But when I see Trump, Obama looks like an intellectual and political giant. But still, that does not give Obama any pass in my view. And that says how low US is these days ...
shiboleth on Nov 22, 2016
After eight years of his governance sitting through this hagiographic video is more than most people can stomach. I'll just have to vote 'Present', but doubt even Netflix will pick this up for streaming.
Cletus on Nov 21, 2016
Guy is still in office and they make a movie about him. Maybe somehow he'll get an Oscar that he can put next to his undeserved Nobel.
Kenobi on Nov 21, 2016
its funny how ignorant the american electorate is. these comments about how this country still sucks and how Obama doesnt deserve the Nobel. you people have absolutely no idea how governance, socioeconomics or foreign relations works. just spoiled ass Americans sitting in front of their computers complaining that things are going south. maybe if you did a bit of research and saw how the world works and how it moves and how WE are to blame AS MUCH as the president for the way things are this very moment, wed be a bit better off. obama was a great president that dealt with some of the most difficult situations in this countrys history. grow up.
Christian Good on Nov 24, 2016
...of course this page became so damn political... we go to the theatre to avoid such circumstances, and yet, here we all are. Pathetic, really.
Mark Brackney on Nov 26, 2016
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