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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Dustin Hoffman
Paul Giamatti
Rosamund Pike
Minnie Driver
Directors
Richard J. Lewis
Screenwriters
Michael Konyves
Running Time
134 minutes

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Plot
Barney Panofsky (Giamatti), an impulsive, cigar-chaining Canadian TV producer, is a hopeless romantic at heart. The only problem? He releases it on the day of his second wedding. And the woman is not his wife.


Verdict
While perhaps a touch overlong and with plot strands that don't hang together as well as they might, this is remains a triumph, illuminated by a terrific leading man turn from Paul Giamatti.


Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth

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