A different version

Soon to be released in the US, ‘Barney’s Version’ is a flawed yet fulfilling film about the late iconoclast Mordechai Richler.

January 4, 2011 16:24
Panofsky (Giamatti) with his father (Hoffman)

movie. (photo credit: takashi seida)

“BARNEY’S VERSION,” based on the quasiautobiographical novel of the same name by novelist Mordechai Richler, is a highly entertaining film that faithfully reflects the acerbic wit and outrageous humor that were the hallmarks of the late Canadian Jewish satirist.

But there’s something missing.


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