Starring Christopher Plummer, John Plumpis.
Directed by Erik Canuel.
Classification: Not yet rated, 150 mins.
After premiering at Toronto Film Festival, the acclaimed film BARRYMORE starring Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer, is based on the play by William Luce. In 1997, Luce’s play premiered on Broadway starring Mr. Plummer, who won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the role. In 2011 Plummer recreated his performance for multiple high-definition cameras, filmed on location at the Elgin Theater in Toronto. BARRYMORE, set in 1942, follows acclaimed American actor John Barrymore, a member of Hollywood’s multi-generational theatrical dynasties. No longer a leading box office star, the film finds Barrymore reckoning with the ravages of his life of excess. He has rented a grand, old theatre to rehearse for a backer’s audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III. It leads him to look back on the highs and lows of his stunning career and remarkable life.
Rated PG, 103 mins
Rated M (Mature themes, violence and coarse language), 132 mins
Rated M (Mature themes and violence), 134 mins
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