The Tavern (1999) from Tuna

The Tavern (1999) is described as "A touching slice of life drama with a basis in reality" in an IMDB comment. 
Two men borrow money to buy a tavern, even though they no nothing about running a business. The man they buy it from opens a new joint in the same neighborhood, and takes all the business with them. So they should go broke and loose all their money, right? They do.  


Kym Austin plays romantic opposite to Cameron Dye, one of the owners, and shows one breast in bed with him.

DVD info from Amazon.

bare bones

Ten IMDB readers have it at 7.2/10, but that can't possibly last. There is nothing especially wrong with the film, but there is nothing really right about it either. It is about as exciting as watching paint dry.  

The Critics Vote

  • None

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 7.2 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C-.

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