The Tender Bar

The Tender Bar ★★★½

Surprised this is getting such mixed reviews. Sure, it has a few cutesy affectations - namely a syrupy musical score, too much pop music, and a pointless periodic V.O. narration - but the core of the film is a sweet and affecting coming-of-age drama.

Affleck was really great in this, and Sheridan did a very good job too. Clooney's a super hit-and-miss filmmaker but this was a good fit for him.