Manchester by the Sea

2016 • 137 minutes
4.0
49 reviews
96%
Tomatometer
NC16
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Academy Award®-nominee Casey Affleck stars as Lee Chandler, a Boston janitor who returns to his hometown after the sudden death of his older brother, Joe (Kyle Chandler). Lee is stunned to learn that Joe had made him the sole guardian of his teenage nephew, Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Returning to the small fishing community, Lee is forced to confront the past he left behind as he reconnects with his estranged wife, Randi (Academy Award®-nominee Michelle Williams). Lee must decide whether he can handle the responsibility of being the boy’s guardian, while learning how to cope with the void left by his dead brother. Academy Award®-nominee Kenneth Lonergan (“You Can Count on Me”) writes and directs. - ( Original Title - Manchester by the Sea )
4.0
49 reviews
Jesse LingLing
November 12, 2019
This is a brilliant and thoughtful film. I've seen many people criticise the film being slow and dull. However the purpose of this film wasn't about the best story. This film was using the reflection of 2 characters, showed us the 2 different ways of mindset in life. Letting things go vs holding onto the past. The contradiction between the 2 created a clear boundary line that make us realise life is all about moving forward. Sometimes, there are certain things you have to let go.
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Gyan Mossely
July 27, 2022
i watched this movie at age 50. Which means I've seen a lot of really good movies previous. IMO this is the best movie ever. Yes it's slow. But it's not easy showing the emotions on demand. The scene near the end, where his ex, is pushing pushchair, and starts crying. That's not easy to do. Brilliant acting
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Kurt Buhler
June 25, 2017
Heavy story about the burdens of fatherhood. Other than one scene, very emotionally unengaging. Quite slow and dull. In all, I wouldn't recommend purchasing. Rental if you're up for a hit-or-miss.
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