In Hollywood, Jewish Men Can Get Away With Almost Anything

Jewish women, on the other hand, don’t fare as well.

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In Hollywood, Jewish men can get away with almost anything.

At least that’s true in the film “Barney’s Version,” based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Canadian Jewish author Mordecai Richler.

Actor Paul Giamatti, left, actress Minnie Driver and director Richard J. Lewis, right, attend the premiere of "Barney's Version" at the Paris Theater on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 in New York.Credit: AP

Take, for example, the way in which the title character, Barney, meets the love of his life: He spots her across a crowded ballroom after he’s just danced the horah and thrown back a few shots at the bar. It’s his wedding day. To his second wife.

I probably don’t have to tell you that Barney gets the girl.

Jewish women, on the other hand, don’t fare as well.

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