Tender Bar: George Clooney directs the best-selling memoir of the same name by J.R. Moehringer
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.
The film stars Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe, and introducing Daniel Ranieri.
The Tender Bar, directed by George Clooney and written by William Monahan, arrives in select LA and NY theaters on December 17, on December 22 in theaters nationwide, and globally on Amazon Prime Video on January 7, 2022.