The Tender Bar
Stars: Matthew Delamater, Lily Rabe, Michael Braun, Ben Affleck, Christopher Lloyd, Max Martini, Tye Sheridan, Sondra James, Daniel Ranieri
Director: George Clooney
Duration: 104 mins
J.R. is a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a bar where the bartender, his Uncle Charlie, is the sharpest and most colorful of an assortment of quirky and demonstrative father figures. As the boy’s determined mother struggles to provide her son with opportunities denied to her — and leave the dilapidated home of her outrageous if begrudgingly supportive father — 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.