Barrymore

Barrymore

Score: 6.75 / 10
Released: May 23, 2012
Director: Érik Canuel
Producer: Steve Kalafer, Christopher Plummer, Gene Saks
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Cast: Christopher Plummer
Genre: Drama
Length: 143 minutes
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Barrymore Overview

A film adaptation of playwright William Luce's "Barrymore" that depicts actor John Barrymore as he prepares for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in "Richard III."

The year is 1942 and Barrymore (Christopher Plummer) is far past his prime. It appears he has booked the theater simply to perform alone, while he drinks and reminisces about his family and the profession of acting. Meanwhile, a stage manager stands in the wings, prompting Barrymore with Shakespeare's dialogue, but the actor appears to be otherwise distracted.