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Pick or Pan of the Week: “Barney’s Version”

Pick Barney's VersionPICK Barney’s VersionA dramedy directed by Richard J. Lewis and starring Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, and Rosamund Pike which tells the poignant story of Barney Panofsky, a foulmouthed, liquor-loving, politically incorrect television producer, whose unusual life history leads him to meet the love of his love at his second wedding – slight catch, however, she’s not the one up at the altar waiting to say “I do.”

Barney’s Version definitely has its flaws, but Paul Giamatti ditches the shaky, neurotic routine and delivers a boisterous and compelling performance that duly compensates for the film’s shortcomings.

“The script doesn’t need to convince us that the prickly and incorrigible Barney Panofsky is, in the end, someone worth caring about. Paul Giamatti’s performance already did.” ~ Dana Stevens

Full Review – Slate


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