The Tender Bar

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Poignant coming-of-age dramedy has language, sex.

R 2021 104 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

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age 14+


Affleck was good - the little boy was darling with his big black eyes! He made you stay interested. When they replaced him as he grew up with a blue eyed actor - who can't act - it really ruined the movie. The grandfather ruined every scene he was in. It was as if Clooney just took a pay check and put no energy into this saga that's been told a million times - but when you replace a cute dark eyed little boy with a blue eyed teenager - did you think we weren't going to notice?! WE DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS VERY SLOW POINTLESS MOVIE!

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Too much consumerism
age 18+

Watch something else

I wonder if George Clooney and Ben Affleck’s children will be allowed to watch this? The fact that they applaud the non actor little kid they brought on based on his ability to spew curse words on was it Tik Tok? Says enough . . . sad exploitation. It’s not “cute” or “funny” guys. Would you think it was if coming out of your kids’ mouths? Hypocrisy again. Remember George - kids are kids and need protecting right? There have been so many redeeming time worthy films about coming of age and various family situations without useless language that only distracts from the story/message.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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