A look into the early life of U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Kathy Baughman
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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.

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Before he was Barack, he was...

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Biography | Drama

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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

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After Southside with You (2016), this is the second film to be made about Barack Obama in 2016. It went into production about a month after Southside with You (2016) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. See more »

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Barry is seen wearing a Casio F91W watch throughout the movie. The movie is set in the early 1980's, but that model watch wasn't released until 1991. See more »

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Charlotte: Are you nervous about meeting my family?
Barry: Why? Do I look nervous to you?
Charlotte: No. You look like you're going into battle.
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Features Black Orpheus (1959) See more »

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Written by Tony Pearson
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One word to describe Barry ... SIMPLE!!!
30 January 2017 | by (Albania) – See all my reviews

Don't expect more or less of this movie. Simply enjoy it.

It's not bad and it's not great. It's SIMPLE. A calm relaxing movie about a young fellow becoming a man. This is the kind of a movie you could enjoy after a hard day of work with a beer on your hand.

Some of the characters might be fiction but they are metaphorical. Barry's love interest is a representative for white privilege and the pressure that Barack endured of being mixed and also around and white--ish.

The other friends represent the other part of Barry. The proud African- American Barry, way back to his roots. The movie deals with two parts divided and Barrack being in the middle, not knowing where to fit in, what's he gonna do, what's his next move, is he up for it, who Barrack is (Barry or any other one)?

8/10 You gotta watch it but with a simple an refreshing mind. You'll enjoy it.


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