Barrymore Christopher Plummer adapts his Tony-winning performance as the famous (and, ultimately, alcoholically tragic) American actor John Barrymore — grandfather of Drew — with inevitable pluses… Barrymore Christopher Plummer adapts his Tony-winning performance as the famous (and, ultimately, alcoholically tragic) American actor John Barrymore — grandfather of Drew — with inevitable pluses… 2012-11-15 Unrated PT84M Drama Christopher Plummer John Plumpis
Movie Review

Barrymore (2012)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
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
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Nov 15, 2012; Rated: Unrated; Length: 84 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Christopher Plummer and John Plumpis

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
Originally posted Nov 20, 2012 Published in issue #1235 Nov 30, 2012 Order article reprints
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