The Tender Bar Movie

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Who's Involved:

Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Peter Chernin, Max Casella, Max Martini, William Monahan, Briana Middleton, Daniel Ranieri, Christopher Lloyd, Grant Heslov, Lily Rabe, Rhenzy Feliz, Ivan Leung, Michael Braun, Sondra James, Matthew Delamater

Release Date:

Friday, December 17, 2021 New York / Los Angeles
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Nationwide

language throughout and some sexual content
Runtime: 1 hr, 44 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in The Tender Bar: Cast List

... Uncle Charlie

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Who's making The Tender Bar: Crew List

A look at the The Tender Bar behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director George Clooney last directed The Midnight Sky and Suburbicon. The film's writer William Monahan last wrote Marlowe and Mojave.


William Monahan


Peter Chernin
George Clooney
Grant Heslov

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Production: What we know about The Tender Bar?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the 2006 book/memoir by J.R. Moehringer which was published by Hyperion. True story.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - November: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2021 - September: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2020 - December: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  4. 2013 - August: The film was set to Announced  status.

    Sony Pictures and Chernin Entertainment are nearing a rights deal for the J.R. Moehringer memoir.

The Tender Bar Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Tender Bar was a New York / Los Angeles release in 2021 on Friday, December 17, 2021. There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Nightmare Alley, Spider-Man: No Way Home and The Novice.

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