THE TENDER BAR
Director: George Clooney
Starring: Ben Affleck, Daniel Ranieri, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, Christopher Lloyd, Briana Middleton
George Clooney takes a big 180 as a director from going into space last year with the ambitious The Midnight Sky to a Long Island pub for the true story The Tender Bar. It’s 1973, and a young JR and his mom are forced to move into his grandpa’s house after his father left the family for a job in radio. JR’s only connection to his father is hearing his voice on the radio. Grandpa’s house is a revolving door of cousins, laughter, and Uncle Charlie. Uncle Charlie owns the local pub where JR spends part of his time. He decides to become a writer after seeing the wall of books at the bar. As JR grows up, and is now played by Tye Sheridan, we see him evolve and find his own identity while being inspired by his mentor, Uncle Charlie. Now in theaters and will be streaming on Amazon Prime January 7
Here’s my review
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