It feels like a very different kind of story we’d expect from Clooney, given his familiarity with the occasional thrillers and political pictures of the past. Having already been previewed to critics, a lot of the praise for the film has fallen to Affleck’s performance as the dear old Uncle with “The Tender Bar” proving he’s “capable of bringing fresh depth to his performances” (via Variety). The film also boasts the talent of Tye Sheridan as J.R. in his older years, along with Max Martini, Max Casella, Sondra James, and Briana Middleton. Also, if “Nobody” taught us anything, it’s that Christopher Lloyd can’t be in enough films right now.
Looking like one big friendly hug of a film, you can anticipate seeing Affleck’s reassuring nod of approval when “The Tender Bar” arrives in cinemas nationwide on December 22, and lands on Amazon Prime Video on January 7, 2022. If you’re shocked at just how close those dates are, don’t fret, because you’re not the only one. In fact, another round, please, barkeep.