Barrymore

February 17, 2017 - Comment

Hailed as “the finest classical actor of North America” (The New York Times), Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor, Beginners) reprises his Tony Award-winning performance as iconic stage and screen idol John Barrymore in this bold and brilliant tour-de-force film. “Mr. Plummer invests a physically and vocally demanding role with so much passion, pathos

Hailed as “the finest classical actor of North America” (The New York Times), Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor, Beginners) reprises his Tony Award-winning performance as iconic stage and screen idol John Barrymore in this bold and brilliant tour-de-force film. “Mr. Plummer invests a physically and vocally demanding role with so much passion, pathos and wit that Barrymore becomes a celebration of not just one legendary star, but two” (Rex Reed, The New York Observer). At the height of his remarkable career, John Barrymore was the most celebrated entertainer of his generation. The reigning king of both Broadway and Hollywood, his decline and fall from grace was the tragic result of a self-destructive spiral into vice and excess. And now, with his career in tatters, he makes one final attempt to reclaim his former glory on the stage in this powerful, heartbreaking, humorous and compassionate portrait of a tortured soul and living legend.

Product Features

  • Factory sealed DVD

Comments

PDC says:

Author! Author! And a Problem Addressed I have to ask, WHY is there nowhere on this page, or in any of the customer reviews (as yet), ANY mention of WILLIAM LUCE, the talented WRITER of this wonderful play which Christopher Plummer so brilliantly and unforgettably brought to life on the stage? Mr. Luce is also the author of (among many other plays) ‘The Belle Of Amherst’ for which Julie Harris won a richly deserved Tony Award (as did Plummer for ‘Barrymore’) for her luminous portrayal of Emily Dickinson. And it’s a pity that the…

Charles Heard says:

Brilliant characterization of Barrymore! Barrymore is a beautiful blend of stagecraft and film. Before the DVD release the film, Barrymore, only showed in a select few cities with little or no promotion and only for a night or two. So with the release of the movie, one might think that word of mouth will propel this film to classic status. It is simply that good and Christopher Plummer channels the shade of John Barrymore wonderfully well.The movie concerns itself with the tragic last year of Jack Barrymore’s life in which…

Colleen Whalen says:

Brilliant Performance by Christopher Plummer I saw the play live when it Christopher Plummer was touring nationwide in the 1990’s. As a regular theatre goer, this was among the very best plays I have seen in my life. The DVD version is expanded and there are many extra elements compared to the stage performance. However, the filmed version still sticks to the text of the stage play. The special features are excellent. There is a long documentary about the making of the film. Great interviews with many actors who worked with…

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