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.
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.