George Clooney pours humor and heart into The Tender Bar

In the history of movies, there’s no shortage of stories with deadbeat or inattentive fathers. For whatever reasons — patriarchy, jobs taking them away from their families, alcoholism — the idea of bad fathers has had a much larger place in storytelling than good fathers. Fortunately, there are also films like The Tender Bar, in which a bad father can be counteracted by other people in a child’s life. Based on the memoir by J.R….