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BarrymoreChristopher Plummer adapts his Tony-winning performance as the famous (and, ultimately, alcoholically tragic) American actor John Barrymore —...BarrymoreDramaPT84MUnratedChristopher Plummer adapts his Tony-winning performance as the famous (and, ultimately, alcoholically tragic) American actor John Barrymore —...2012-11-23
BARRYGOOD Christopher Plummer turns out a stunning performance as American actor John Barrymore

BARRYGOOD Christopher Plummer turns out a stunning performance as American actor John Barrymore

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Barrymore

Genre: Drama; Starring: Christopher Plummer, John Plumpis; Director: Erik Canuel; Release Date Limited: 11/15/2012; Runtime (in minutes): 84; MPAA Rating: Unrated

Christopher Plummer adapts his Tony-winning performance as the famous (and, ultimately, alcoholically tragic) American actor John Barrymore — grandfather of Drew — with inevitable pluses and minuses. In the win column: Plummer is marvelous, flitting between reminiscence and Shakespearean recitation as a gifted artist aware of his own wretchedness. Among the drawbacks: Director Érik Canuel jumps through hoops in an effort to make the stage piece (by William Luce) move like the movie piece it isn’t. B

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