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rorydean's rating of the film Barney's Version

Paul Giamatti gives this movie his all, an epic story of a shambles of a character, reminiscent of Heaven's Gate in scope, pacing, tenacious life lessons widdled to a fine point. Lewis (t.v.) keeps it moving, albeit plodding at times. Minnie Driver should divorce her usual portraiture more often. Watch this one with a beer or cocktail and an afternoon to kill. At the end of all the death and taxes, script prevails.