The Tender Bar is a 2021 American film that is based on the coming of age genre. The film was released on December 17, 2021. George Clooney is the film director, and William Monahan is the screenwriter of the series. The film is inspired by J. R Moehringer’s memoir that goes by the name The Tender Bar, which depicts the life of Moehringer while he was growing up in the Long Islands.
The film had its premiere on October 10, 2021, at the Los Angeles Film Festival, after which it had a limited release on December 17, 2021. This was followed by a wider release on December 22, 2021, and finally, a digital release on January 7, 2021.
Worth Watching or Not?
The Tender Bar revolves around the life of a young boy who seeks to replace his father as he was nowhere to be found after he was born. For this, the boy tries to bond with various patrons at a bar and his uncle. The storyline is inspired by J. R Moehringer’s life and is inspired by his memoir of the same name. The film brings out the emotional turmoil that a boy faces when he is left stranded by his father.
Many dramas and emotional scenes lead the audience to sympathize with the young boy who seeks refuge in his uncle, who has been his father figure all through. The idea of identity and the very fact that growth comes from within oneself is seen throughout the film, which takes the film on a positive side.
The film has received mixed reviews from the audience and the critics but definitely is a very good coming-of-age film. The performances put up by the actors in the film are surely praiseworthy and are the film’s backbone.
The cast of the film includes Ben Affleck, who plays the character of Charlie Moehringer, Tye Sheridan, who plays the character of J. R Moehringer, Daniel Ranieri, who plays the character of young J.R Moehringer, Ron Livingstone, who plays the character of future J.R Moehringer, Lily Rabe who plays the character of Dorothy Moehringer, Max Martini who plays the character of The Voice, Christopher Llyod who plays the character of Grandpa Moehringer along with several others.
Where to Watch It?
The film was theatrically on December 17, 2021, followed by a wider release on December 22, 2021. The film was released digitally on January 7, 2022, on Amazon Prime Video. Those who wish to stream the film digitally can do so on Amazon Prime Video. As of now, the film is not available on any other digital streaming platform.
Is There a Sequel Planned?
The Tender Bar is a film that is inspired by the life of J.R Moehringer and is adapted from his memoir of the same name. The film has a very clear beginning and end and has depicted more or less everything. The makers haven’t made any official confirmation about a sequel, and there seem to be minimal chances that a sequel is made.