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Barrymore (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 August 2012 (Australia)
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As John Barrymore reckons with the ravages of his life of excess, he rents an old theatre to rehearse for a backer's audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III.

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Erik Canuel

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Erik Canuel (screen adaptation), William Luce (originally written for the stage by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Christopher Plummer ... John Barrymore
John Plumpis ... Frank, The Prompter
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As John Barrymore reckons with the ravages of his life of excess, he rents an old theatre to rehearse for a backer's audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III.

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2012 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

CAD3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,495
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John Barrymore: Like they say, a man isn't old til regrets take the place of dreams
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References Mighty Joe Young (1949) See more »

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Maestro
Composed by Craig Braginsky
Performed by Craig Wilde (Braginsky)
EU Edition only Courtesy BMP Records
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Powerful One Man Show
10 February 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

As John Barrymore (Christopher Plummer) reckons with the ravages of his life of excess, he rents an old theater to rehearse for a backer's audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III.

I am not as familiar with Plummer's work as I should be, or the work of John Barrymore for that matter. But this (almost) one-man show with dirty jokes and running commentary is great. Few films feature just one person (the only other jumping to mind right now is Robert Altman's film on Nixon), but sometimes these are the most powerful, letting the actor test their range.

More people should see this... and I should make a point to see more of Plummer and Barrymore's work.


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