The last time we reported on Barney’s Version, they released a teaser trailer in August that showed the subtle humor that Paul Giamatti is best at. The film is directed by Richard J. Lewis and is headlined by Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Scott Speedman, Rosamund Pike, Rachelle Lefevre, and Bruce Greenwood. While Lewis has done a majority of his work on the small screen, he seems to have a nice start here with plenty of humor to go around. For further proof, a brand new trailer for the film was released today. Hit the jump for the full trailer, synopsis, and more.
The odd thing about the two trailers is that I find the teaser to sell the film better. That doesn’t often happen with comedies, but they really cut the teaser well. However, the full trailer has plenty of moments worthy of your time. I look forward to seeing if the film can keep this kind of quirky humor going when it hits theaters January 14, 2011. As promised, the synopsis is below.
“From producer Robert Lantos, Barney’s Version is a film based on Mordecai Richler’s prize-winning comic novel. Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti) is a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. Barney’s candid confessional spans four decades and two continents, and includes three wives (Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, and Rachelle Lefevre), one outrageous father (Dustin Hoffman) and a charmingly dissolute best friend (Scott Speedman).”