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The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe



The Tender Bar arrives in US theaters December 17 and Prime Video on January 7.

Directed by Academy Award® Winner George Clooney
Written by Academy Award® Winner William Monahan
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning author J.R. Moehringer's memoir "The Tender Bar"

Starring Academy Award® Winner Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

The Tender Bar tells the story of J.R. (Sheridan), a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a bar where the bartender, his Uncle Charlie (Affleck), is the sharpest and most colorful of an assortment of quirky and demonstrative father figures. As the boy’s determined mother (Rabe) struggles to provide her son with opportunities denied to her — and leave the dilapidated home of her outrageous if begrudgingly supportive father (Christopher Lloyd) — J.R. begins to gamely, if not always gracefully, pursue his romantic and professional dreams — with one foot persistently placed in Uncle Charlie’s bar. The Tender Bar is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by J.R. Moehringer.
Some reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_tender_bar

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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

Looks good. I’m a big fan of everyone involved so I hope it’s well received.

As much as I love Clooney, I’ve never really cared for any of his directing efforts. Kudos to him though for continuing to make his passion projects.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

Yeah, Clooney as a director has been more miss than hit in my opinion. I liked The Ides of March, but that’s about it.

This has a good cast though, and looks pretty good so far.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

This will be up on Prime on Friday (Thursday evening). Reviews have been on a decline.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

I know. I liked the trailer and had high hopes. We’ll still give it a go.
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Affleck is great in this, but it is another mediocre directorial effort by Clooney. Too much narration, too much needle drop.

Pretty bad casting going from Ranieri to Sheridan. They look nothing alike.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

I'm disappointed by the reviews, but plan to watch since it's been ages since I've seen Christopher Lloyd in something.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

I watched this yesterday and it was pretty good. Affleck rocked.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
I'm disappointed by the reviews, but plan to watch since it's been ages since I've seen Christopher Lloyd in something.
Then I suggest watching Nobody over this.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

or I Am Not a Serial Killer.

This was fine for what it was -- a slice of life movie you watch on TV when nothing else is on.
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This was good. But possibly too short. Something was missing. Clooney should have produced and turned it over to a good director.

Affleck was great in it. Most of the cast was good.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

Pretty good but no real point to the story. The kid never faced any real struggles or had enlightening moments. Just a story of a random guy who had a pretty bad childhood (pretty bad is subjective; it's not like he was abused or anything) and achieved going to the school he wanted.

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Nice direct rip off of Good Will Hunting.



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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

It was not great but still enjoyable and better than most of the stuff that comes out today.

If it was a Marvel movie automatic 90% or above approval rating and nobody digs deep and criticizes any part of the movie.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

My wife and I liked this quite a bit. Affleck was the standout for sure. Did they make him look younger somehow?


Decent time filler and I would recommend it.

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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

Originally Posted by d2cheer
My wife and I liked this quite a bit. Affleck was the standout for sure. Did they make him look younger somehow?
i think fucking J-Lo again did that.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

This was good. Clearly the best that Clooney has made. Riveted throughout. Affleck deserves an Oscar because you wanted more of him throughout.

Afflek’s sobriety makes me want to get clean.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

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Clearly the best that Clooney has made.
This is nowhere near as good as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind or Good Night, and Good Luck.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

General audiences seem to be digging this more than I would expect. And by that I mean just randos on Facebook that I know.

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This was so good. Great coming of age story. I’m a sucker for them and this was played by Affleck, Sheridan and Young JR beautifully. Great sentiment. Excellent movie. Nothing that necessarily makes this a Clooney directed movie, but this was just great. Had misconceptions of story going in. Pleasantly surprising, this one.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

I enjoyed watching this a lot. I've always been fond of the genre of films about young kids interacting with adult figures (anything from About A Boy to Unstrung Heroes). I think it's perfectly fine the movie didn't have an important point to make, or tell a dramatic story. It was simply about the pleasure of watching these moments, the same way a film like Nobody doesn't have much going on either besides the fight scenes, but they're good enough that's all I needed.
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Re: The Tender Bar (2021, D: Clooney) S: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe

Originally Posted by RichC2
General audiences seem to be digging this more than I would expect. And by that I mean just randos on Facebook that I know.
Check the two posts right below yours. Rich C2 might not be a Paff, but he gets it right more often than not. 😉

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