Tye Sheridan plays the working-class kid JR who wins a scholarship to study at Yale in the 1970s. His on/off romance with well-heeled fellow student Sidney (Briana Middleton) is mostly tiresome but the film flickers into life whenever Ben Affleck pops up.
He plays JR’s affable, self-educated Uncle Charlie who runs a Charles Dickens-themed boozer in the back streets of Long Island.
The bar’s literary theme is probably misguided (none of his patrons look like big readers) but there’s a relaxed, laidback charm to the rambling, booze-soaked scenes in the pub.
They reminded me of Cheers but without the jokes.
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Published at Fri, 07 Jan 2022 17:14:00 +0000