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
BARRYGOOD Christopher Plummer turns out a stunning performance as American actor John Barrymore
Genre: Drama; Starring: Christopher Plummer, John Plumpis; Director: Erik Canuel; Runtime (in minutes): 84; MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted January 17 2015 — 5:04 PM EST
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