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Barry: A baffling character portrait

Like many of us, Netflix's new film about Barack Obama can't make up its mind about the president

By Lucinda Smyth  
Barry, played by Devon Terrell © Netflix

Barry, played by Devon Terrell © Netflix

As Barack Obama nears the end of his final term as US President, and a toupee-shaped cloud hangs over the future of American politics, his legacy seems uncertain. Obama has been disappointing to those supporters expecting a bit more “audacity of hope.” He has failed to deliver on a number of his promises, including better gun control and closing Guantanamo; his foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, is hardly worth boasting about. Turning away from…

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