Fall Movie Preview 2010: December part 2

December 17

Barney’s Version

 

Paul Giamatti stars in this adaptation of a popular Canadian novel of the same name. “Barney” is an ornery television producer who has a disastrous personal life. He’s irascible, boozy, foul-mouthed and generally unpleasant. Yet Barney is also an incurable romantic, which is the source of most of his troubles. Womanizing, profane Barney shouldn’t be likeable, but in Giamatti’s capable hands he is a sympathetic figure. Dustin Hoffman also stars as Barney’s father (is that even biologically possible?). Continue reading “Fall Movie Preview 2010: December part 2”