It may all be so cliché. Interval-piece coming-of-age film all lit in nostalgic heat tones, the story of the author as a younger man amidst an unconventional however loving household, a trailer set to freakin’ “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard.” However then we get Ben Affleck in a parade of lovely polyester knits, defying rhotic norms and telling this child “you can become a writah.” There’s additionally Christopher Lloyd as an ornery previous grump, and we’re reminded of how a lot we’ve missed seeing him in stuff. And there’s Lily Rabe in wigs each younger and previous as her lead-character son based mostly on The Tender Bar memoirist J.R. Moehringer grows right into a strapping and Yale-bound Tye Sheridan. This movie adaptation of the 2005 novel is directed by George Clooney and we’re type of shocked it’s not dropping on Amazon Prime Video till January 7, as a result of this might be such a simple parent-pleaser watch over the vacations. Ah properly, now we’ll get Uncle Affleck all to ourselves.

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