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Two men beg and borrow money to start a neighborhood bar. Initially the bar thrives, then the crowds start to dwindle. The two then add music and hire a top notch chef, which boosts business again - for a time. Basically the film examines the travails of a small business owner and shows the up and down nature of such a business. The twosome not only suffer business depressions, but also personal problems as one loses his long time girl friend and the other loses his day job. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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$1,095 (USA) (27 October 2000)

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A little too real
21 July 2002 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

The Tavern starts off very promising. A couple of sad sacks decide to throw dice and open a bar. Things go well, things go poorly, but the movie never seems to rise above pedestrian. If I want to see this story for real I can go talk with the owner of any local bar. It's touching--sure, but I'm not looking for this level of "reality," when I watch a movie. Besides, it isn't all that real. Each strategy for increasing business has an immediate impact -- suddenly, the place is packed! It's like the patrons were watching the movie. Otherwise how would they know instantaneously that the Tavern on Main had a new band/look/chef. 5/10.


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