Barney’s Version 2010

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Canadian humorist Mordecai Richler’s work hasn’t been particularly well served by the silver screen; after an auspicious start with 1974’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, things fizzled after 1977’s urban outlaw tale Fun With Dick and Jane. Richler died in 2001, but Richard J Lewis’s 2010 adaptation of Barney’s Version is a useful taster for his dry wit. Paul Giamatti plays Barney, an aging TV producer with a hockey penchant, who looks back on the loves on his life, including Rosamund Pike and Minnie Driver. Dustin Hoffman contributes a lively turn as Barney’s father, and the whole enterprise has the blackly comic sprawl of a John Irving novel; it’s also very Canadian and very Jewish, and will appeal to fans of both cultures. David Cronenberg contributes a cameo.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Barneys-Version-Rachelle-Lefevre/dp/B00ESQA28M/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1393965418&sr=1-1&keywords=barney%27s+version

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