'Barney's Version': Paul Giamatti's very under-the-radar Golden Globe win

barneys-version.jpgIf you're wondering about the movie for which Paul Giamatti won a Golden Globe Sunday (Jan. 16), get in line. A really, really long line.

"Barney's Version" had a very brief awards-qualifying run in 2010 (and also played at several film festivals) and opened in limited release -- all of four screens -- on Friday (it did fairly well at the box office, earning about $18,000 per screen). Giamatti plays Barney Panofsky, a guy in his 60s who's looking back on his life and his three wives (played by Rachelle Lefevre, Minnie Driver and Rosamund Pike). The catch is that he met his third wife -- and his true love -- at his second wedding.

The movie is based on a novel by Mordecai Richler and was directed by Richard J. Lewis ("CSI"); Michael Konyves wrote the screenplay. It also stars Dustin Hoffman, Scott Speedman and Mark Addy.  

The trailer for "Barney's Version" is below. Thanks to Giamatti's Globe win and the added publicity that can bring the movie, it may be coming to a theater near you in the near future.


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