Apr 29 - May 1, 2011
Directed by Richard J. Lewis
Rated R, 137 min.
Underwritten by Jack Thomas Associates, PC Architecture
This seriocomic adaptation of Mordecai Richler's award-winning 1997 novel stars Paul Giamatti as Barney, who meets the great love of his life, Miriam, at the most inopportune time imaginable: at the wedding to his second wife. Narrated by Barney as a confessional, the film covers 30 years of his unusual journey -- from his first marriage to a chronically unfaithful free spirit and their life in Italy together, through his third marriage to Miriam, with whom he has two children. Standing in the wings is Barney's father, played by the irascible Dustin Hoffman, who continues to stick by him as his loyal right-hand man.
Well worth seeing for Giamatti?s boisterous yet nuanced portrayal and the energetic but wry performance from Hoffman. ? USA Today
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