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Barrymore (2012)

Barrymore

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

November 15, 2012 (Limited)

Duration

83 min.

Studio

Image Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Erik Canuel

Producer

Garth H. Drabinsky

Screenwriter

Erik Canuel

Starring

Story


Barrymore depicts John Barrymore as he rehearses for a (fictitious) revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III. But the year is 1942, and Barrymore is far past his peak, mere months away from death; the film finds him mostly doing anything but rehearsing. In fact, he has booked the theatre simply to perform, alone. He drinks and cracks jokes, reminisces about his father, his siblings and wives, and above all shares memories from his "scavenger profession." A stage manager stands patiently in the wings, repeatedly prompting Barrymore with Shakespeare's text, but the actor has other things on his mind. It is our great privilege to hear him follow his melancholy muse wherever he pleases.

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Poster of Image Entertainment's Barrymore (2012)
Poster of Image Entertainment's Barrymore (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..its core performance remains transfixing enough to draw small crowds of drama buffs to the arthouse..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..is best served as arts programming for specialised cable and satellite outlets with a small revenue boast on DVD from film history fanatics..”
by Leonard Klady [Screen Daily]
“..it's the role-and the performance-of a lifetime, and Plummer plays every color, nuance, mood and variety of vocal power and body language in his enormous range. The artistry leaves you with your mouth wide open..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]