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Paul Giamatti and Minnie Driver embrace in "Barney's Version." (credit: Sony Pictures Classics)

Movie Blog: Giamatti Redeems ‘Barney’s Version’

It isn’t uncommon for a novel to hold the seed of a great movie – no doubt you’ve already thought of an example. Unfortunately, it also isn’t uncommon for a novel to morph into an awkward, bloated or lackluster movie.