Recomendo vivamente o filme, mas peço a quem puder que leia primeiro o livro Barney's Version de Mordecai Richler.
«Were ours a just God, which he isn't, my father would now dwell in heaven's most opulent bordello, which would also include a deli counter, a bar with a brass rail and spitoon, a cache of White Owl coronas, and a 24-hour TV sports channel. But the God we Jews are stuck with is both cruel and vengeful. To my way of looking, Jehovah was also the first Jewish stand-up comic, Abraham his straight man. "Take thy son", the Lord said unto Abraham, "thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of". And Abe, the first of too many Jewish grovellers, saddled his ass and did as he was told. He built an altar, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. "Hey, Daddy-o", said a distressed Isaac, "behold the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?" In response, Abe stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. At which point Jehovah, quaking with laughter, sent down an angel who said, "Hold it, Abe. Lay not thy hand upon thy son". And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and beheld behind him a ram caught in a thicket by the horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offeringin the stead of his son. But I doubt that things were ever the same again between Abe and Izzy.»