The Tender Bar (2022) – Cheers!

Released: 7th January
Seen: 31st January

In 2005, reporter John Joseph ‘”JR” Moehringer released his memoir The Tender Bar to much critical acclaim.  The book detailed his life from childhood through college and into his mid-30s, largely surrounding the people who he happened to meet at a bar called Dickens. The book was a success and like a lot of successful books, it eventually got turned into a movie because apparently, we’ve hit the point where writers’ memoirs get to turn into movies… maybe we’ll be lucky and JR won’t turn out to be a piece of shit like the guy who wrote Hillbilly Elegy. He already has a leg up by having the better movie, though it’s not a great one.

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